The Oscar-winning actor died of an apparent drug overdose in New York City on Feb. 2, and immediately after the sad news went public, thousands and thousands of fans began tweeting their condolences and messages of serious grieving on Twitter.
It’s clear that we have lost one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. Philip Seymour Hoffman, most recently a star in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was found dead at 46 in his NYC apartment on Feb. 2 from an apparent drug overdose, and it did not take long before a huge amount of fans began mourning and grieving online.
Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies: Fans Mourn On Twitter
One note that many of the heartbroken fans made is just how good Philip was in every role he took on. He was passionate, relatable, and lovable, and for that reason his sudden death — at the young age of 46 — has already really taken its toll:
I can’t believe Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. One of my absolute favourite actors. Amazing in 100% of all the films he was in. Holy crap.
— Vikki Weston (@SpaghettiWeston) February 2, 2014
Genuinely gutted about Philip Seymour Hoffman.
— Noel Cfit (@noelcfit) February 2, 2014
Wow. Philip Seymour Hoffman. So sad.
— Chris Stein (@ChrisStein) February 2, 2014
I can’t believe Philip Seymour Hoffman died.
— Danielle LaCivita (@DaniLaCivita) February 2, 2014
R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Would it be too much to ask if this time we don’t all turn this tragedy into a circus? Yeah, didn’t think so.
— Wesley Coll (@colltales) February 2, 2014
RIP #PhilipSeymourHoffman ~ talented actor ~ gone too soon. Condolences to his family & friends.
— Maureen Smith (@mo413) February 2, 2014
So sad to hear about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death
— Jana (@Tinwetari) February 2, 2014
I really hate that Philip Seymour Hoffman died. He is one of my all time favorite actors. #RIP
— Robbie King (@kingrr_) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of my favourite actors, it’s a damn shame :(
— Jim Young (@JimYoung19) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. Sad loss to the world of film.
— Matt Wade (@MattWadey) February 2, 2014
The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool – Lester Bangs via Philip Seymour Hoffman
— Dirk Lester (@Dirk2112) February 2, 2014
Yet another fine actor RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
— Hazza (@fosterhm07) February 2, 2014
It truly is gut-wrenching to know that Philip is gone, and gone so young. He touched and inspired so many people with his work. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family during this tragic time.
— Andrew Gruttadaro