Hollywood Continues To Pay Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

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February 3, 2014 | 4:02am EST

Hollywood has continued to mourn the passing of acting great Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died from an apparent drug overdose on Sunday.
The 46 year old’s body was found in his New York apartment after a friend grew concerned following failed attempts to contact the star.
In the subsequent hours after news broke of his death, a slew of stars have reached out to speak of their shock at the sad news, and the tributes kept coming into the early hours of Monday.
His The Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-star Sam Claflin took to Twitter.com to write, “PSH – I am genuinely shocked, saddened and speechless. A truly wonderful man, with a magical touch. My hero. Thoughts are with his family.”
Meanwhile, an official statement from bosses at Lionsgate, the studio behind the Hunger Games franchise, reads: “Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We’re very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip’s family.”
Hoffman, who plays Plutarch Heavensbee in the blockbuster films, reportedly only had seven days of filming left on the upcoming two instalments.
The Oscar winner was also slated to make a return to the small screen in a new TV series titled Happyish, co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Rhys Ifans.
The dark comedy was picked up to order by bosses at the Showtime network last month, and although he only filmed the pilot, it is unclear whether executives will recast Hoffman’s role or scrap the project all together.
A statement from Showtime bosses reads: “Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation’s finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time.”
Hoffman underwent a stint in rehab to tackle substance abuse issues last May. He spent more than 20 years sober before suffering a relapse in 2012.

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