Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46: Country Artists React
Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. The Oscar-winning actor was found in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday (Feb. 2), ScreenCrush reports. He was 46 years old.
A true pioneer in modern cinema, Hoffman appeared in films like ‘Moneyball,’ ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and ‘The Big Lebowski’ in his 20-year career. According to ScreenCrush, the esteemed actor was working on the ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ and ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ at the time of his death.
Hoffman is said to have died of a drug overdose, having been found by New York police in his apartment bathroom with a needle in his arm. He checked into a rehab facility last year for alcohol abuse. The actor left a mark on the world through his films, and will be missed by many. Reaction from the music world — including country’s biggest names — was swift. May he R.I.P.
Ahhh man, so sad about Philip Seymour Hoffman. He will be missed. What a talent. #rip
— Jerrod Niemann (@jrodfromoz) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. Such horrible news.
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) February 2, 2014
I'm so sad to hear Phillip Seymour Hoffman is gone. He was one of my absolute favorites! R.I.P.
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) February 2, 2014
Wow. What a loss. So sad. Rest in peace.
— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) February 2, 2014
Addiction can… and likely will back it's victims into the darkest of corners. #PowerfulDisease
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) February 2, 2014
Saddened to hear of the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. What an amazing talent. He really made you… http://t.co/2ac8QoVZA1
— Jason M. Carroll (@JMCOfficial) February 2, 2014
Tearing up. So much incredible work and so much artistic greatness cut short. RIP Phillip.
— Joshua Scott Jones (@JoshScottJones) February 2, 2014
Always seems to be the brightest and most sensitive ones who suffer the most severely from their addictions. Sorry you lost your war #RIPPSH
— Jaron Lowenstein ® (@JaronLowe) February 2, 2014