Hollywood was devastated today when Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment from a heroin overdose. The Oscar-wining actor was beloved for his intense character portrayals in dramatic films such as “Capote,” “Doubt,” and “The Master.”
Immediately following the tragic news, many of Hollywood’s best shared their grievances on Twitter, offering their condolences and acknowledging Hoffman’s skilled performances. The overwhelming outpouring from Hollywood is a clear indicator that Hoffman was one of the most admired actors of our generation, and will be remembered for his performances for years to come.
Here’s what Hoffman’s many famous admirers had to say about the late actor:
We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 2, 2014
Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 2, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man. The news this morning is shocking and sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 2, 2014
PSH – I am genuinely shocked, saddened and speechless. A truly wonderful man, with a magical touch. My hero. Thoughts are with his family.
— Sam Claflin (@samclaflin) February 2, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the greatest actors of our lifetime.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 2, 2014
Although Hoffman’s death is being reported as a drug overdose, New York City Medical Examiners are still determing the exact cause of death. He was found after a 911 call his morning at 11:30am.
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