Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46: Lionsgate Films Releases Statement Calling Hunger Games Star "One of the Most Gifted Actors of Our Generation"

Celebrity News Feb. 2, 2014 AT 4:25PM
Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman and Woody Harrelson in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Credit: Murray Close/

After more than two decades in the business, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman left behind a major legacy when he passed away at age 46 from an apparent drug overdose on Sunday, Feb. 2. 

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Lionsgate Films was one of the last major companies to work with the father of three on the final installment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay: Part 2. The company released an official statement following the actor's death, saying, "Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We're very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send  our deepest condolences to Philip's family.”

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A source close to the production told Us that Hoffman's work as Plutarch Heavensbee was not complete at the time of his death, with about seven days left to shoot on the project. He had completed The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and appeared in 2013's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The final two films will be released on Nov. 21, 2014 and Nov. 20, 2015, respectively.

Hoffman won an Oscar for his role in 2005's Capote in the title role. 

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