Stars Mourn Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman
The apparent drug-overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman Sunday brought a flood of responses from his show business colleagues.Tom Hanks told E! News, “This is a horrible day for those who worked with Philip. He was a giant talent. Our hearts are open for his family.”
George Clooney, who co-starred with Hoffman in “The Ides of March,” issued a statement which said, “There are no words. It’s just terrible.”
Other stars who mourned Hoffman’s loss included Robert DeNiro, who said, “I’m very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say ‘this just shouldn’t be. He was so young and gifted and had so much going, so much to live for’. My family and I send our deepest condolences to his family”.
And Jeff Bridges, Hoffman’s co-star in “The Big Lebowski,” said, “I’m so shocked, and so sad hearing of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. I enjoyed playing with him on The Big Lebowski. He was such a wonderful guy, and so damn talented, a real treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Hoffman, 46, was found dead at his New York City apartment Sunday.