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'Hunger Games' Stars React to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

'Hunger Games' Stars React to Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s shocking death comes right in the middle of filming for his upcoming movies The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.

The 46-year-old actor played the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, the new Head Gamemaker in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire who [SPOILER ALERT] is really working as the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol. His character’s role grows in the next two films while leading the rebellion. We will have to wait and see how the studio proceeds with the movie.

“PSH – I am genuinely shocked, saddened and speechless. A truly wonderful man, with a magical touch. My hero. Thoughts are with his family,” Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick Odair, tweeted.

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Bruno Gunn (Brutus in Catching Fire): “fuck. RIP – Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment”

Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere in Catching Fire): “So sad, what a wonderful, real, talented and sweet person we lost today. My thoughts and prayers go out to Philip’s loved ones.”

Patina Miller (Commander Paylor in Mockingjay): “Wow….I can’t believe the news about Phillip Seymour Hoffman…RIP…so sad…my thoughts and prayers are with his family….”

Isabelle Fuhrman (Clove in The Hunger Games): “Such a brilliant actor and man gone way too soon. Rest in Peace Philip Seymour Hoffman.”

Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh in The Hunger Games): “WHAT?!!! RT @THR Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead”

Jack Quaid (Marvel in The Hunger Games): “RIP PSH”

Elena Sanchez (Cecelia in Catching Fire): “Shocked by the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing… RIP. So sad. Please keep his family in your thoughts.”

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# 1

Sure you’re all so ‘shocked’ and I CURSE YOU ALL. Damn you all and your ‘shock’ you all KNEW he was on drugs and you all did NOTHING to help him. Just like every other actor that has died from drugs.

YOU ARE ALL PARASITES AND HORRIBLE HUMAN BEINGS!!!!!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We have lost one of the greatest of his generation and you all are going ot be riding this band wagon of ‘ grief’ then honoring him when he’s a corpse – instead of honoring him when he was ALIVE!!!

SHAME
SHAME
SHAME
SHAME

# 2

@viper: And what did YOU do???

# 3

@viper:
Right, because all drug addicts are super open about their addiction. he tried to quit multiple times so he was obvi quite embarrassed. moron

# 4

@viper: @viper:

It was up to him to lay off the hard dope IF the 100% confirmed cause of death is overdose.

I wish he was hooked on chronic instead. He’d still be alive in his room.

# 5

I am sorry but this is senseless and completely selfish of the drug users. Life and parenthood was not enough of a reason to stay off the sauce….good riddens. I have sympathy for their families and not them.

# 6

These people such as Philip Seymour Offman are suppose to have people who watch over them such managers/agents and others its there jobs to make sure there clients health is good you can bet there knew he wasn’t ok but i’m sure we get the standard we knew anything was wrong or we’re tired to help him. Same old crap if managers/agents need to held legally responsible when there client dies from drugs, etc.

# 7
blackswan @ 02/02/2014 at 4:36 pm

I do not feel an ounce of pity for people who have it all and who continually take drugs knowing the risks. I may feel bad for the family but not this fool who had it all.

# 8

I love PSH in Truman Capote, wonderful actor but first taking drugs is extremely risky even when it sound so fun and second, sorry to sound so harsh but what going to happen to the Hunger Games? Another actor playing his role might be weird, right?

# 9
Nurse Moore, MI. @ 02/02/2014 at 4:48 pm

@Kevin: Im sorry to say but sometimes it the managers snd agents that get them turned on to the drug scene if not using themselves. The DEVIL is definitely present in Hollywood and been there for centuries. My prays go out to the family..cast..love ones and friends. .such a talent gone and just think I have watched this movie 5 times in the last 2 days and get this devastating news. We all need to reach out and try to make a difference while we can..just remember today is not promised. With COMPASSION & LOVE Nurse Moore, MI.

souljacker @ 02/02/2014 at 5:00 pm

Viper you need to chill out. He was just a guy who played other guys on television, not a scientist working on a cure for cancer or a firefighter rushing into a burning building or even that kid who died saving his grandfather. It’s terrible that he suffered and is now gone, but you have a really skewed interpretation of the word ‘great’. Those, are great people. This was just another idiot actor with too much money putting it all up his nose.

@Sky: good riddens? learn to spell and don’t be disrespectful

@Nina: they won’t. they only had seven days left of filming for part 2 of mockingjay. They can do creative editing at this point.

This is highly insensitive.

@viper:

Some of them never even worked with him (Clove was in the first movie, he wasn’t.) Those who did work with him probably weren’t close to him. In fact, I don’t think most of those people shared any screen time. If his own friends and family couldn’t keep him away from drugs, what could some random cast mate do?

The only people responsible are him and anyone who supplied him. We already have too many drug users in prison instead of receiving help. Now some of you want to press charges against anyone who works with or for someone who ODs?

All that will do is force people to cut ties to cover their own bottoms. A lot of actors already lose work due to at risk behavior. That may compel some of them to get their acts together, but, again, they are responsible for their own actions and decisions.

Playing the blame game won’t bring them back and it won’t prevent anyone else from OD’ing.

I am a sensitive person, but when drug addicts od and die, I have no sympathy for them; for their families, but not for the addict. Anyone with a brain should know when they start drugs it is only going to escalate. Losers are drug users.

@viper:
you are disgusting. shame on you. many people did try to help, and it’snot that easy- obviously you have never tried to help someone really struggling with addiction. shame on you. filth. you never tried to help, so you must be cursing yourself. psycho.
BLAME IS NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME.
grow up.

@Sky:
you obviously don’t have addiction in your family? very insensitive.

Look ppl don’t be saying anything what if that ever happens to. You I ammunition only a teen but I understand but it iS not his fault what if he was forced or if he did it for a good reason so shut you u dumb ppl that are saying stuff that is mean and I am sort for saying that RIP. And I am so sorry for your loss

Here is something I don’t get. When Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room from drug overdose, people freaked out & were extremepy devastated for days. Fans, friends & family crushed. Think of how Lea Michelle felt when she recieved the news. Lea & Cory were supposed to get married two weeks prior to his death. She had to wear a black dress instead of a white. Anyways back to this, so because Phillip died from overdose it’s okay to call him a horrible person? More than half the world smoke pot/weed. So it’s nothing new.

You people are crazy! Hasn’t your mamma told you, if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. Someone is dead, and people are arguing over who’s fault it is and weather or not drug users are losers. Wow, you must have never know anyone with an addiction or lost anyone you have truly cared about. Because if you had you would not be talking like that. RIP PSH, thoughts and prayers with his loved ones !

whats up with all these actors dieing of heorin odd? What a loss, i really liked this guy for the work he did.

I didn’t really know of this actor until I watched Hunger Games “Catching Fire.” I can’t imagine the pressure these actors & actresses face on a daily basis. Nobody has the right to judge him, he is a human being just like the rest of us. He isn’t here to defend himself so think twice before you say another bad thing about this man that you didn’t really even know. Yes he had a problem, if you look at your life close enough there is something that you also use as a vice. So keep your nasty comments to yourself. Remember you are not perfect either & you never will be. My condolences to his family.

@viper: yes i agree, it is your fault too because you didn’t do anything, or else he would have still be here today!

destiny's truth @ 02/03/2014 at 12:07 pm

Some people become addicted to drugs unknowingly. For example, many people have gotten injured, took too many killers to dull the pain, and got addicted before they even realized it. Once a person becomes a drug addicted, unless God performs a miracle in your life (which can definitely happen), you can’t jusy quit cold turkey, because now there is a chemical reaction occurring within your body to the drugs.in fact some people have actually DIED from drug withdrawal, because the body can act violently without the drug if you try to quit cold turkey. You will need SERIOUS medical help and it will take A LOT of out side help and several attempts to be clean and STAY clean. If you don’t know what it feels like to be an addict or have ever dealt with one before, please shut up, because most drug addicts WANT to get clean and are very much ashamed of getting help because fools like YOU are judging them for no reason (you don’t even know them). We all have our flaws. Some of these people could have been really nice, sweet, caring people but just struggle with addiction to drugs. What makes the glutton, back stabber, and the pretentious a**holes out there any better? Because they’re not drug addicts, they’re ok? If you’ve never seen the pain or depression that other people suffer you have no place to judge.

I, too, would like to hear what @viper did to help him. Please be an example for us all.

My condolences to family and friends.

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