Philip Seymour Hoffman Death: Celebrities React to Acting Great's Passing on Twitter

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The news that Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away sent a wave of sadness through Hollywood and the countless stars who admired him and his work.

It is believed that an overdose left Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at the age of 46. Whatever the official cause, the industry has lost a true giant.

A star of film, TV and stage, he left behind an impressive body of work, including his Oscar-winning turn in Capote and so many other great roles.

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

As details continue to emerge about the tragic loss, celebrities throughout the entertainment world have flooded Twitter to pay their respects to Hoffman.

Below are some of the many notable Tweets from his peers and fans:

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

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

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

Sean Astin: Phillip Seymour Hoffman worked & lived with truth above all. I will desperately miss his talent.

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

Chris Mintz-Plasse: Philip Seymour was truly one of the bests and one of my favorites. Ugh. RIP this is awful.

Taryn Manning: Love you Philip Seymor Hoffman. You were an inspiration to me and working on Cold Mountain together changed my life. R.I.P. Buddy! Love

Mark Pellegrino: I can't believe it. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is dead. What a great talent. I will miss him. I'm so pissed I could scream.

Albert Brooks: R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greats of his generation.

Michael Trevino: We just lost one of the best who ever did it. So blessed to have seen him on stage in "Death of a Salesman"

Kevin Smith: This truly blows. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN has died. First noticed him in SCENT OF A WOMAN. Brilliant actor. So sad...

Orlando Jones: I had the privilege of being in Magnolia & Hoffman's performance in that movie was stunning. Gave Tom Cruise a run for his money IMHO. #RIP

Gabriel Mann: shocked and sad to wake up today to hear we lost the brilliant actor #PhilipSeymourHoffman..heartfelt condolences to his family & friends

Chrissy Teigen: Man. What a loss.

Theo Rossi: What a tragedy and sad moment. #PSH

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