Philip Seymour Hoffman was only seven days short of completing his work in the ‘Hunger Games’ trilogy when he tragically passed away on Feb. 2. Later that day, the cast broke their silence to express their ‘devastating loss’ in a joint statement.
Jennifer Lawrence & ‘Hunger Games’ Cast Mourn Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip, who played Plutarch Heavensbee, was arguably the only actor in Hunger Games: Catching Fire to draw any of the attention away from Jennifer Lawrence. When he was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2, the Hollywood community instantly shared their grief with the rest of the world, and now the Hunger Games cast has issued a public statement to express their feelings on the legendary actor’s untimely death.
“Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now,” read the statement issued by Jennifer, director Francis Lawrence, and Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins on behalf of the entire cast and crew. “Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family.”
Their statement follows an earlier statement from Lionsgate, the production company behind the Hunger Games movies. “Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation,” the studio said. “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.”
HollywoodLife.com sends thoughts and prayers to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s family as they process their terrible loss.
— Shaunna Murphy