This weekend, Hollywood mourns the loss of a great actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose body of work includes a plethora of rich, interesting and developed characters he brought to life in a way only he could. Whether he was playing an awkward porn industry assistant in Boogie Nights, a sinister agent in The Talented Mr. Ripley, a blowhard in Almost Famous, a colorful and flamboyant game maker in The Hunger Games or the complicated Truman Capote who he won a Best Actor Academy Award portraying, Hoffman brought his A-game to each role and made you believe he truly was whomever he was pretending to be on screen.
Sadly, he also was crippled by drug addiction which ultimately did him in as he was discovered in his New York city apartment yesterday, Sunday, February 2, with a heroine needle in his arm, dead from an apparent overdose.
Yesterday, some of the women we have “bumpwatched” and covered in the past tweeted out words of remorse over Hoffman’s passing:
R.I.P #PhilipSeymourHoffman A true legend #Actor— Dania Ramirez (@DaniaJRamirez) February 3, 2014
Beyond saddened to hear about Philip Seymour Hoffman…he was such an incredible talent and will be dearly missed— Rachel Zoe (@RachelZoe) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman one of the most incredibly talented artists of our time. Such a sad loss.— soleil moon frye (@moonfrye) February 2, 2014
It’s so sad about Philip Seymour Hoffman. His performances were highlights in so many movies! His work was always worth looking forward to.— Holly Madison (@hollymadison) February 2, 2014
So sad to hear about #phillipseymorhoffman he was a true talent and this news of his passing is just so sad! Love to his family and friends!— Beverley Mitchell (@beverleymitchel) February 2, 2014
Another beautiful person has left this world. Rest In Peace Philip Seymour Hoffman.— Jaime King (@Jaime_King) February 2, 2014
Oh man. So beyond sad to her about Philip Seymour Hoffman. Rest in peace.— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) February 2, 2014
I am sad on so many levels about the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats. Losing him this way is absolutely tragic.— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) February 2, 2014
So sad to hear that 1 of the greatest actors of our generation is no longer with us. #PhilipSeymourHoffman was a genius. May he RIP.— Wayna (@waynamusic) February 3, 2014
R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman.
— Jessica Capshaw (@JessicaCapshaw) February 3, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman was a kind spirit and amazing talent. Bless his soul….bless his family.
— Elizabeth Berkley (@ElizBerkley) February 2, 2014
I am incredibly saddened by the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman. I loved his versatility and energy as a performer. #RIP
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) February 2, 2014