So, a fantastic actor died because of his need for drugs. That’s horrible for his kids and his family and everyone really, but he was a drug addict, a junkie. Every dose he took meant he was courting death in some way, creating potential horror for his kids and family and everyone really. While the outcome was tragic, it was also pretty much predictable and pathetic.
Lou Reed got the why of all this pretty much perfectly in this VU song. Using is fucked up, but what if it’s your wife?
PS. The video is fun to watch, from the Factory, but it messes with the song.