Don't step on him, its true. He did die from a lack of heart. He lacked the heart to face life and move on. He lacked the will power to put down the bottle and deal with his problems. The problem is why, poor childhood, I'm sure that had a great deal to do with it. But at some point you have to realize that doesn't define you....if you don't let it. But he was a tourtued sou, and I wish him peace and trainquility as I do all the poor souls in this world. The alcohol isn't to blame, nor are the drugs, its the person you blame. David Woodley is to blame for David Woodley, but that doesn't mean its not a very sad story, nor that I don't feel for that poor man and those who loved him.
My guess is you never had to deal with drug addicts or Alcoholics before.