Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead: Hollywood Reacts to the Actor’s Shocking Passing

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The news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death sent shock waves throughout Hollywood

Hollywood reacted in shock and sadness to the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s untimely death on Sunday. The beloved Academy Award-winning actor, who was found dead in his Manhattan apartment of an apparent overdose, had an outpouring of condolences on social media as the news went viral. Many Hollywood actors took to Twitter to express their grief for Hoffman. “RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman” became a trending hashtag. “One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man,” Ricky Gervais tweeted. “Sometimes, life Sharts.”

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man,” Ellen DeGeneres responded. “The news this morning is shocking and sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones.”

“There are no words. It’s just terrible.” George Clooney said in a statement released by his publicist.

“You were one of the best,” Joel McHale tweeted. “You’re gone way too soon.”

“This truly blows,” added director Kevin Smith.

“Damn,” wrote Mia Farrow, whose family was mired in another controversial news event on Sunday. “Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman. We who marveled at each of your performances, are grateful and very very sad.”

Anton Corbijn, the director of “A Most Wanted Man,” which debuted at Sundance, said:

“Hearing that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away came as much as a shock to me as to anyone else i’d imagine. We spent some time together only 2 weeks ago and he seemed in a good place despite some issues he had to deal with. He was not only the most gifted actor i ever worked with (and judging by the legacy he leaves behind i am certain i share this with most if not all directors who were fortunate enough to work with him), he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend. i am so terribly sad as i find it impossible to comprehend what happened today and to collect my thoughts properly. I have to think about Mimi and the children and i wish them much strength coping with the loss of this truly great man as a father and partner.”

Robert De Niro issued this statement: “I’m very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say ‘this just shouldn’t be. He was so young and gifted and had so much going, so much to live for’. My family and I send our deepest condolences to his family”.

“I see that it’s not a hoax PSH is dead,” tweeted Whoopi Goldberg. “condolences to his family…Damn.”