Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, widely known for his roles in "Capote," "Magnolia," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and many more movies, was found dead in his New York City apartment after an apparent overdose February 2.
Hoffman, 46, was widely respected throughout the entertainment community. Colleagues and friends poured out their sympathies online Sunday following news of the actor's death.
Spike Lee, who directed Hoffman in the 2002 film "25th Hour," shared his thoughts alongside an instagrammed still from the movie.
"25th Hour" co-star Isiah Whitlock Jr. said Hoffman "will always have a special place in my heart."
Just heard the news about @ Philip Seymour Hoffman. RIP my friend and God speed. You will always have a special place in my heart.— Isiah Whitlock Jr. (@IsiahWhitlockJr) February 2, 2014
Chris O'Dowd, who co-starred with Hoffman in 2009's "Pirate Radio," called Hoffman his "favorite actor."
Can't believe the news about Phil Hoffman. One of the most charming, understated and generous men i've worked with. And my favourite actor.— chris o'dowd (@BigBoyler) February 2, 2014
"Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul called Hoffman "one of the greats."
We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 2, 2014
Actor Miles Teller remembered meeting Hoffman very recently at the Sundance Film Festival.
Very sad news today on Philip Seymour Hoffman. I met him at Sundance and told him what a fan I was. One of the all time greats. So sad— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) February 2, 2014
Aimee Mann, who provided the soundtrack for "Magnolia," one of Hoffman's best-known films, expressed her grief simply.
#Sad.— Aimee Mann (@aimeemann) February 2, 2014
Director/actor Jon Favreau shared his sadness on Twitter.
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. So sad. Such a great talent.— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) February 2, 2014
Ricky Gervais remembered Hoffman as "sweet, funny and humble."
Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 2, 2014
Mia Farrow shared her sadness on Twitter.
Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman. We who marveled at each of your performances, are grateful and very very sad. http://t.co/XcbJG6CAUY— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 2, 2014
Documentarian Michael Moore summed up his shock in a single word.
Christ.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 2, 2014
Josh Gad, in his remembrance, called Hoffman "my idol."
My heart is broken, my mind is racing. My idol has died and I am so confused and sad by this tragic loss. RIP #philipseymourhoffman— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 2, 2014
Justin Timberlake called the loss of Hoffman "devastating" in a tweet.
Just hearing about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Devastating. What an amazingly gifted actor. RIP— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) February 2, 2014
Lena Dunham tweeted a remembrance, calling Hoffman a "beautiful man."
Beautiful beautiful man. We have lost so much joy to something so joyless. RIP PSH.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 2, 2014
Albert Brooks called Hoffman "one of the greats."
R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats of his generation.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) February 2, 2014
Mia Farrow remembered Hoffman as "a truly kind, wonderful man."
OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors - ever— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 2, 2014
Comedian Jenny Slate tweeted a remembrance.
What a sad, sad day. Thank you for all you gave to us, Philip Seymour Hoffman.— jenny slate (@jennyslate) February 2, 2014