Hollywood Reacts to the Death of Philip Seymour HoffmanFeb 2, 2014 @ 4:51 pm
Philip Seymour Hoffman, you will be missed. The legendary actor has died today in New York City at the age of 46. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving,” his family said in a statement, according to people.com. “Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers.” Famous for his incredible range, Hoffman was known for his standout roles in The Big Lebowski, Charlie Wilson’s War, Almost Famous, and The Hunger Games to name a few. The news of his passing was felt among his colleagues, co-stars, friends, and fans in Hollywood, with many of them taking to Twitter to express their condolences. Scroll down to see how each star reacted.
Shocked to hear of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death. If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 2, 2014
Beautiful beautiful man. We have lost so much joy to something so joyless. RIP PSH.
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 2, 2014
Very sad day! R.I.P. #PhillipSeymourHoffman
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) February 2, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman. Unbearably, shockingly, deeply sad. Words fail to describe his life and our loss.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) 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
Such a tragedy about Philip Seymour Hoffman… He was such a brilliant, talented actor. A huge huge loss for the world.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. You were a tremendous actor that I had always admired. Thoughts are with his friends and family.
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) February 2, 2014
Just hearing about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Devastating. What an amazingly gifted actor. RIP
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) February 2, 2014
OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors – ever
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 2, 2014
I am sad on so many levels about the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats. Losing him this way is absolutely tragic.
— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) February 2, 2014
So increadibly sad to hear one of my favorite actors has passed. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 2, 2014