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Broadway pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway, New York's theatre district, dimmed its lights last night as a mark of respect to the Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died on Sunday.

Last night all of Broadway went dark, dipping marquee lights in honour of the 46-year-old.

Before Broadway paid tribute to the late actor, who died from an apparent drug overdose, his former theatre company, Labyrinth Theater Company held a candlelit vigil for him.

The Capote actor joined the theatre group in 1995 and directed as well as performed in a number of their productions.

Robert Redford also paid tribute to the actor, who was at the Sundance Film Festival recently to promote his new films God's Pocket and A Most Wanted Man.

Redford said: "For me, he had such a high respect for his craft and for the creative process more broadly.

"He dug so deep into his characters: he brought darkness to light."

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