Celebrities mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on Twitter
News of Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death shocked the world on Sunday and celebrities took to social media outlets to pay their respects. Hoffman, who was 46 when he died of an apparent drug overdose, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 2005′s “Capote” and was widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors.
Actors, talk show hosts, politicians and rock stars alike took to Twitter to pay tribute to Hoffman.
Love you Philip Seymor Hoffman. You were an inspiration to me and working on Cold Mountain together changed my life. R.I.P. Buddy! Love
— tarynmanning (@TarynManning) February 2, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio also weighed in on the untimely death:
Saddened by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic and untimely passing. Today New York mourns the loss of one of stage and screen’s greats.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) February 2, 2014
While many mentioned Hoffman’s film roles, actor Steve Martin brought up his role as Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway in 2012. Martin wrote, “If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time.”
Shocked to hear of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death. If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) February 2, 2014
One common theme among the tweets? Many of the celebrities touted Hoffman as one of the greatest actors of our time.
Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman. We who marveled at each of your performances, are grateful and very very sad. http://t.co/XcbJG6CAUY
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 2, 2014
Very sad to read of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing. Keeping his family & friends in my thoughts.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) 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
I have no words. You will be missed!
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) February 2, 2014