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Celebrities pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

2014-02-03 09:16
Los Angeles - Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Philip Seymour Hoffman shared their reaction on Sunday to his death at 46 of an apparent drug overdose:

"Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking." — The producers, writer, director, cast and crew of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 and Part 2" in a statement.

 "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." — Director Anton Corbijn in a statement. Hoffman stars in Corbijn's film "A Most Wanted Man," which premiered earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

 "Philip was a very important actor and really takes his place among the real great actors. It's a shame. Who knows what he would have been able to do? But we're left with the legacy of the work he's done, and it all speaks for itself. New York found him first with theater, and the rest of us have been experiencing his talent from the big screen. So we're sad of his passing." — Kevin Costner, in a brief interview with The Associated Press before the Super Bowl.

 "Very, very sorry that he passed away. Understand it was through the use of some controlled substances and it's very, very sad. It sends a warning to a lot of people. ... We will miss his work." — Mitt Romney, in an interview with the AP before the Super Bowl.

 "No words for this. He was too great and we're too shattered." — Director Mike Nichols, in a statement.


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