Tributes from the friends and co-stars of Philip Seymour Hoffman have flooded in, after he was found dead in his New York City apartment following a suspected drug overdose on Sunday.
The actor - famed for his roles in Magnolia, The Talented Mr Ripley and Capote, among others – is thought to have been battling an addiction to heroin.
He was discovered on the floor of his bathroom by friend and playwright David Bar Katz shortly before noon. He was just 46 years old.
"This is a horrible day for those who worked with Philip. He was a giant talent. Our hearts are open for his family," Tom Hanks, who starred with Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War told E! News in a statement.
"There are no words. It's just terrible," George Clooney, Hoffman’s The Ides Of March co-star added.
Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 - 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 - 2014
A classic shot of Philip Seymour Hoffman as Capote, the role which earned him a Best Actor Academy Award in 2006
2/25 Scent Of A Woman
Hoffman played an affable school boy in 1992 film Scent Of A Woman
3/25 Boogie Nights
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mark Wahlbergand JohnC Reilly in 'Boogie Nights', 1997
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lara Flynn Boyle in 'Happiness', 1998
5/25 The Big Lebowski
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jeff Bridges in 'The Big Lebowski', 1998
Dressed up to the nines in Flawless, 1999
7/25 The Talented Mr Ripley
Another career highlight for Hoffman, in 1999
Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Phil Parma in 'Magnolia'. This was Paul Thomas Anderson's second film, 1999
9/25 Almost Famous
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs and Patrick Fugit as William Miller in 'Almost Famous', 2000
10/25 Punch Drunk
Hoffman poses in Punch Drunk Love, 2002
11/25 Owning Mahowny
Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'Owning Mahowny', 2003
Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays writer Truman Capote in a scene from the film, 'Capote'. The film looks at the author's journey into writing 'In Cold Blood', 2006
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Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in 'Mission Impossible III', 2006
14/25 Charlie Wilson's War
A scene from 'Charlie Wilson's War' with Tom Hanks as Charlie Wilson, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Gust Avrakotos, right. The film follows Charlie Wilson, a congressman from Texas, who takes an interest in the situation in Afghanistan, 2007
15/25 The Savages
Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Laura Linney, right, are shown in this scene from the film 'The Savages'. The film centers on Jon and Wendy Savage and their broken relationship with their father, 2007
Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays Father Flynn, right, and Meryl Streep portrays Sister Aloysius in a scene from 'Doubt'. Streep plays Sister Aloysius who sets off on a personal mission to find out the truth about Father Flynn, 2008
As a man of the cloth, starring opposite Meryl Streep in Doubt, 2008
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Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hope Davis in Charlie Kaufman's ambitious directorial debut 'Synecdoche, New York', 2008
19/25 'Jack Goes Boating'
Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut as he stars alongside Amy Ryan in 'Jack Goes Boating', 2010
20/25 The Ides of March
Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Ryan Gosling are shown in a scene from 'The Ides of March', 2011
A truly versatile actor, Hoffman played a baseball coach opposite Brad Pitt in the Oscar-nominated Moneyball, 2011
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Joaquin Phoenix, left, and Philip Seymour Hoffman in a scene from 'The Master'. The director, Paul Thomas Anderson, acknowledged that Hoffman's character was partially based on Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, 2012
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Philip Seymour Hoffman in the pleasing 'A Late Quartet', 2012
24/25 Death Of A Salesman
Philip Seymour Hoffman, left, and Andrew Garfield, right, take a curtain call at the Broadway opening night of 'Death Of A Salesman' at the Barrymore Theatre, 2012
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Philip Seymour Hoffman starring alongside Woody Harrelson in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', 2013
Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow posted the following image via her Instagram account."Ischia 1998, post dinner, post shooting...Philip was a true genius. #philipseymourhoffman," she wrote in the caption.
Jeff Bridges similarly paid his respects to the late star, posting the following via his official Facebook account:
Robert De Niro said in a statment: "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."
News of the actor’s passing overshadowed proceedings at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, in central London, where several former colleagues paid tribute.
John Hurt, who starred opposite Hoffman in Owning Mahowny, said at the ceremony: “It’s a devastating loss. His contribution was massive.”
Skyfall actress Naomie Harris said: "That's a huge loss for everyone.
"He was an extraordinary and intelligent man, so it's incredibly sad, and it makes the evening all a bit more sombre now, having heard."
"He did some tremendous work,” Steve Coogan said on the red carpet.
"Everything he was in, he raised the quality of his film just by his presence.
"People have different opinions about actors but you wouldn't find anybody who would have a bad word to say about any of his performances, they were all incredibly nuanced.
"There are actors and there are movie stars and sometimes they're both but he was an actor first and a movie star second."
Meanwhile, Lionsgate, the production company behind The Hunger Games franchise — called him “a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation”.
“We’re very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family.
"Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip’s family,” the company stated.Reuse content