philip seymour hoffman catching fire premiere Philip Seymour Hoffman dies: Co stars and admirers pay tributeAcademy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died Sunday (Feb. 2) in New York at the age of 46. He was greatly appreciated as a person and actor by co-stars and fellow thespians who simply admired him from afar, if the outpouring of celebrity condolences and tributes is any indication.

“Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.” — Ricky Gervais

“Philip Seymour Hoffman was the first actor I met after leaving home. His friendship at that time meant more to my life than he ever knew.” — Megan Boone

“Philip Seymour Hoffman. This is so unbearably sad.” — Tom Hiddleston

“R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats. I did a reading of a movie w him way back when. Couldn’t have been nicer.” — Josh Malina

“Rest in Peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman. You’ll always be remembered as one of the greatest in your craft.” — the Golden Globes

“We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.” — Aaron Paul

“Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman. We who marveled at each of your performances, are grateful and very very sad.” — Mia Farrow

“Oh no. What a devastating loss. Philip Seymour Hoffman led the way with integrity and skill. Always improving himself and inspiring others.” —Tom Mison

“Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man. The news this morning is shocking and sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones.” — Ellen DeGeneres

“‘I wish that I’d sail the darkened seas On a great big clipper ship.’ RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. A great artist.” — Anthony Bourdain

“Shocked and saddened by the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman. A great artist gone way too soon, RIP.” — David Morrissey

A statement from the Labyrinth Theater Company: “We are heartbroken by the loss of our beloved friend, Company Member, and former Artistic Director, Philip Seymour Hoffman. His contributions to the Labyrinth family as an artist and mentor are immeasurable. We join everyone in mourning the passing of one of the great lights of our generation.”

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