The movie world was caught in a state of shock yesterday as actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York home at the age of 46.
As BBC reports, drug overdose is the likely cause of death. The Oscar winner was known for his roles in such hit features as the "Big Lebowski," "Boogie Nights," "Mission Impossible III," "The Boat That Rocked" and more recently the "Hunger Games" series.
The actor's body was found by the police at 11:30 a.m. with a syringe in his arm. The nearby envelope contained what is believed to be heroin. The family soon issued an official statement, saying, "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."
Hoffman wasn't only mourned by the film and theatre community, as a vast array of prominent rockers shared their condolences via Twitter. You can find some of their posts below.
RT @Goldfrapp_Jeff: how do U feel about the death of the great Philip Seymour Hoffman?. What a damn waste I say!___DRUGS KILL..DON'T FORGET
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) February 3, 2014
Catch myself sometimes feeling like being sober is boring. Then reality happens. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. I turn 46 next month. Thank God
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) February 2, 2014
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. That shit is just not right.
— Brendon Small (@_Brendonsmall) February 2, 2014
Well that's a pretty sobering piece of news for a Sunday. What an incredible force Mr. Hoffman was.
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) February 2, 2014
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.It break's my heart to see this monster called addiction win the battle over sobriety.#DrugsKill
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) February 2, 2014
Wow...absolutely shocked and heartbroken over the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman...as a PT Anderson fanatic, he was one of my favs...RIP
— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) February 2, 2014
PSH is one of the few actors that would get me to see a film just because he was in it. SO, sad. Prayers and love to his friends and family.
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) February 2, 2014
TRAGIC... RIP http://t.co/K7qdRMB2RN
— DAVID DRAIMAN (@DAVIDMDRAIMAN) February 2, 2014
oh no, phillip seymour hoffman is it true….whoa
— Flea (@flea333) February 2, 2014
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) February 2, 2014
Phillip Seymour Hoffman RIP My heart goes out to your family n' friends, a huge lost today.
— A S H B A (@DjASHBA) February 2, 2014
R.I.P Philip Seymour Hoffman
— In Flames OFFICIAL (@InFlames_SWE) February 2, 2014