Actors and filmmakers pay their respects to Philip Seymour Hoffman after the actor was found dead in his New York home on Sunday
Heartfelt tributes have been pouring in from Hollywood actors and filmmakers alike following the death of legendary Hollywood veteran Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found at his home in New York yesterday.
The Oscar-winning actor’s body was discovered by a friend in the bathroom of his Manhattan apartment at around 11:15am on Sunday morning. At aged 46, Philip is thought to have died from a drug overdose.
The loss of one of Hollywood’s most-loved actors has led to an outpouring of shock, sadness and grief from the star’s friends and colleagues.
Jennifer Lawrence, who starred with Hoffman in The Hunger Games, described him as an ‘such a incredible actor.’
‘You played an excellent Plutarch. So sad,’ she wrote on Twitter.
George Clooney, who appeared alongside Hoffman in The Ides of March, said: ‘There are no words… It’s just terrible.’
Robert De Niro was also among many fellow actors expressing their sorrow. ‘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 said.
‘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.’
‘Ischia 1998, post dinner, post shooting… Philip was a true genius. #philipseymourhoffman,’ she wrote in the caption.
News of the actor’s passing also overshadowed proceedings at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards last night, where several former colleagues paid tribute.
Skyfall actress Naomie Harris told red carpet reporters: ‘That’s a huge loss for everyone. He was an extraordinary and intelligent man, so it’s incredibly sad, and it makes the evening all a bit more sombre now, having heard.’
Hoffman, who had previously spoken of receiving treatment for drug abuse, won an Academy Award in 2005 for best actor for his leading role in Capote, a film based on the life of the novelist Truman Capote.
He is survived by his three children and their mother, Mimi O’Donnell, a costume designer with whom he had been in a long-term relationship.