Several reflect on legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffman after unexpected death

02/03/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New York – Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), several directors and others have publicly reacted to the star’s death, with some commenting on his film legacy.

Hoffman, who was 46 at the time of his death, has appeared in numerous films garnering multiple Academy Award nominations. He won the award for Best Actor for the film Capote in 2005.

Anton Corbijn, director of “A Most Wanted Man,” a film starring Hoffman that premiered this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is quoted as stating of the late star, “Hearing that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away came as much as a shock to me as to anyone else I’d imagine…He was not only the most gifted actor I ever worked with, he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend.”

Hoffman’s family is quoted as releasing the statement about his death, “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone.”

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