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Tributes pour in for Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Stars pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Tributes have poured in from Hollywood following the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, aged 46.

The renowned actor was found dead on Sunday (February 2) in his New York City apartment from an apparent drug overdose.

Hoffman, who was awarded a Best Actor Oscar for his role in Capote in 2005, checked into rehab in May of last year for heroin use.

His family said in a statement: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone.

"This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you respect our privacy during this time of grieving. Please keep Phil in your thoughts and prayers."

He is survived by his partner, costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children, Tallulah, seven, Cooper, ten and Willa, five.

Tributes for the late actor poured in from stars on Twitter.

Elijah Wood wrote: "Heartbroken and shocked. what a true loss. rest in peace, Philip Seymour Hoffman."

Jim Carrey said: "Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart."

Justin Timberlake tweeted: "Just hearing about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Devastating. What an amazingly gifted actor. RIP."

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul wrote: "We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.

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

Andie McDowell wrote: "Phillip Seymour Hoffman was not only a genius actor but a kind, generous man RIP."

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen commented: "I'm a huge admirer. How sad and tragic. I feel for his family."

John Hurt, who starred with the actor in Owning Mahowny in 2003, said: "It's a devastating loss. His contribution was massive."

Joel McHale commented: "Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman. You were one of the best. You're gone way too soon. #RIPPhilipSeymourHoffman"

Evan Rachel Wood said: "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."

Hoffman with his Hunger Games cast mates in November 2013

Hoffman and his partner Mimi O'Donnell in 2011

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