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Celebrities Express Sadness and Shock Over Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Feb 3 2014 - 8:45am

After news spread about Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing [1] at age 46 on Sunday, stars took to social media to honor the Academy Award-winning actor. Ricky Gervais called Philip "one of the greatest actors of a generation," while celebrities like Jim Carey, Zach Braff, and Anna Kendrick shared their thoughts on the legacy he left behind.

Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man.

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 2, 2014 [2]

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 [3]

Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart. ;^{

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) February 2, 2014 [4]

Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the greatest actors of our lifetime.

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) February 2, 2014 [5]

Philip Seymour Hoffman. Unbearably, shockingly, deeply sad. Words fail to describe his life and our loss.

— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 2, 2014 [6]

OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors - ever

— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 2, 2014 [7]

We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) February 2, 2014 [8]

Very sad to read of Philip Seymour Hoffman's passing. Keeping his family & friends in my thoughts.

— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 2, 2014 [9]

So increadibly sad to hear one of my favorite actors has passed. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.

— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) February 2, 2014 [10]

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 [11]

I am sad on so many levels about the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats. Losing him this way is absolutely tragic.

— Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) February 2, 2014 [12]

R.I.P. Phillip Seymour you definitely touched my heart for years with your talent and sensibility One

— Michelle Rodriguez (@MRodOfficial) February 2, 2014 [13]

in shock, can't believe it. Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the best EVER.

— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) February 2, 2014 [14]

Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most magnificent actors in the world, has died? Can't believe it

— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) February 2, 2014 [15]

This is an awful day. Rest In Peace Philip Seymour Hoffman

— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) February 2, 2014 [16]

I'm so gutted. Phil made it look effortless. He was a true gent. I was honoured to have watched him work.

— Nick Frost (@nickjfrost) February 2, 2014 [17]

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. You were a tremendous actor that I had always admired. Thoughts are with his friends and family.

— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) February 2, 2014 [18]

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