Fans and colleagues of four-time Academy Award nominated Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, will mostly miss the uncontainable energy, the disarming personality and the undeniable elite talent, which first burst on the seen in the 1990s in films such as The Scent of a Woman and especially Twister and continued on through his award-winning lead role in Capote.
The Oscar-winner (Capote) and three-time Tony-nominated actor and director was found dead in his New York apartment from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday, Feb. 1. Celebrities across the spectrum of entertainment converged onto Twitter to offer their condolences and celebrate this force of nature who was taken off the earth far too soon.
Steve Martin: Shocked to hear of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death. If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time.
Ricky Gervais: Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.
Patton Oswalt: “Sometimes I absolutely hate this job.” — The Grim Reaper, when Philip Seymour Hoffman’s name showed up on his list.
Aaron Paul: We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.