Philip Seymour Hoffman Death: ‘Hunger Games’ Star Jennifer Lawrence, Others React
The apparent overdose death of Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday has left Hollywood in mourning.
His “Hunger Games” co-star Jennifer Lawrence released a joint statement with “Games” director Francis Lawrence, author Suzanne Collins and others.
The statement reads, "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. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family."
The statement follows a separate one released by Lionsgate, the studio responsible for the "Hunger Games" franchise. They wrote, "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.”
It's been reported that Hoffman's work on the "Hunger Games" films as rebel leader Plutarch Heavensbee was largely complete. Hoffman had just seven days left to shoot on "Mockingjay Part II," and it is believed that his death won't alter production schedules or release dates.
Other stars paid their respects on Twitter:
Aaron Paul: “We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.”
Ricky Gervais: “Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.”
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.”