Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death: The world reacts

Sadly, the talented actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on Sunday from alleged drug overdose. Twitter was quick to react to the shocking news.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Truly tragic news: the Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on Sunday. He was only 46-years-old.

Per reports, a friend was checking in on the actor — after the latter failed to pick up his three children — and discovered him on the bathroom floor with a needle in his arm. The police have allegedly discovered two glassine envelopes filled with heroin near Hoffman’s body and several similar empty envelopes around the apartment.

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The actor completed a 10-day treatment program at a rehab facility for heroin addiction in May. Hoffman previously confessed to struggling with substance abuse in his 20s but remained sober for two decades before relapsing in 2012.

Hoffman received an Oscar for his role in the biographical film Capote in 2005 and was nominated for an Academy Award three more times since then. He was committed to reprise his role of Plutarch Heavensbee in the next two Hunger Games films.

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His death came as a quite a shock to all of us, and there has been an outpouring of well wishes on social media from fellow celebrities and regular folks. Let’s take a look at a few of them:

Celebrity reactions

Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart. ;^{

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman. Unbearably, shockingly, deeply sad. Words fail to describe his life and our loss.

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 2, 2014

Just hearing about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Devastating. What an amazingly gifted actor. RIP

— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) February 2, 2014

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

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 (@TheEllenShow) February 2, 2014

Fan reactions

RIP #PhilipSeymourHoffman His untimely death is tragic for family & to all who enjoyed his unforgettably profound character portrayals.

— suedanim (@suedanim) February 3, 2014

RIP #PhilipSeymourHoffman Money and fame do not buy a peaceful brain. I hope you are in the quiet calm.

— denise reardon (@denise_reardon) February 3, 2014

Death of a great actor before his time. #PhilipSeymourHoffman rest in peace. You will always be remembered.

— Chris Ormrod (@OrmrodCS) February 3, 2014

Such a shame about #PhilipSeymourHoffman Such a great actor, truly one of the best.

— James $utcliffe (@thedailyjames) February 3, 2014

Hoffman was a truly talented actor who will be dearly missed. We hope his family can have some privacy during this difficult time.

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