Philip Seymour Hoffman dies: Reactions pour in from actors, high-profile fans

February 2, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead on Sunday in his New York City apartment of an apparent overdose, police officials confirmed to the AP. His family released a statement to media outlets shortly after: “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.”

Hoffman won an Academy Award in 2006 for his title role in the film “Capote”; his credits in recent years included “The Ides of March,” “The Master” and “Moneyball,” along with “The Hunger Games” franchise. He had also recently filmed a pilot for “Happyish,” a new drama on Showtime scheduled to premiere later this year. (The network released a statement Sunday afternoon that said in part, “We are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss.”)

Almost immediately after news of Hoffman’s death, Twitter was flooded with tributes and shocked reactions among Hollywood community, along with many other high-profile fans:

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.
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