Celebrities Share Shock, Sadness, Admiration For Philip Seymour Hoffman

Celebrities Share Shock, Sadness, Admiration For Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Undated) -- The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has sparked numerous tweets from famous friends and admirers. Ellen DeGeneres is remembering him as "a brilliant talented man," while Mia Farrow says he was "a truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors - ever." Harry Shearer comments on the untimeliness of Hoffman's passing saying Philip died "decades too soon." Hoffman's "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" co-star Sam Claflin says Philip was "a truly wonderful man, with a magical touch," adding that Hoffman was his "hero." Lea Michele also references Hoffman's "Hunger Games" work in calling him "the perfect Plutarch."

Steve Martin comments on Hoffman's work on the stage in the production of "Death of a Salesman," tweeting, "if you missed him as Willie Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time." Martha Plimpton adds that Hoffman was "an irreplaceable force in American theater," and his death is "just devastating." Jim Carrey calls him "a beautiful beautiful soul." Other stars, including Eric Stonestreet, Evan Rachel Wood, Ricky Gervais, Gabourey Sidibe, Val Kilmer, and many more have also sent tweets. Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose Sunday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 46.