Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46: Celebrities React to Shocking Death
Fans and celebrities alike were shocked on Sunday, Feb. 2 when news broke that Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had died at the age of 46 from an apparent drug overdose. The father of three was found dead in the bathroom of his West Village apartment, the NYPD confirms to Us Weekly.
Immediately following the news, messages of grief and sympathy began pouring in from celebrities on Twitter. Read on for their reactions:
Aaron Paul: We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.
Bryan Greenberg: Philip Seymour Hoffman passed?! This can't be happening. RIP. What a loss of a power house actor. So sad.
Al Roker: Really sad story: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead from a possible overdose in a Manhattan apt. So talented
Mandy Moore: Goodness. I never met Philip Seymour Hoffman but he sure was one of the greats. Condolences to his loved ones and all who admired his art.
Josh Groban: Oh no no no. Not PSH. We needed so much more from him. What a talent. RIP.
Ricky Gervais: Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.
Busy Philipps: Oh man. So beyond sad to her about Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rest in peace.
Kat Dennings: So horrible. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Octavia Spencer: Very sad day! R.I.P. ?#PhillipSeymourHoffman?
Elijah Wood: heartbroken and shocked. what a true loss. rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Albert Brooks: R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats of his generation.
Martha Plimpton: Addiction is real. It is a real & vicious disease. It rips beauty from the world. Please, if you suffer, ask for help. You're not alone.
Sam Claflin: PSH - I am genuinely shocked, saddened and speechless. A truly wonderful man, with a magical touch. My hero. Thoughts are with his family.
Ingrid Michaelson: Philip Seymour Hoffman. I'm devastated.
Rainn Wilson: R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest, kindest actors who ever lived.