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Jennifer Lawrence Mourns Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Jennifer Lawrence Mourns Death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Jennifer Lawrence and her The Hunger Games co-stars are mourning the death of their castmate Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was just days away from finishing his work as Plutarch Heavensbee before his untimely death this weekend.

“Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now,” the 23-year-old actress said in a statement (via Us Weekly) released alongside director Francis Lawrence, author Suzanne Collins, and others on behalf of the The Hunger Games. “Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking. Our deepest condolences go out to his family.”

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation,” Lionsgate, the studio behind the movie, said in a statement. “We’re very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip‘s family.”

Make sure to check out reactions from some other The Hunger Games actors as well.

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  • Lara

    Who cares what this idiot says? Great actors have sent out their thoughts on the wake of his death yet JJ covers this idiot who was still in freakin’ diapers when Philip was already giving us great performances.

  • Netty

    @Lara: Hey crazy, it doesn’t matter how old Jennifer was when Philip Seymour Hoffman began acting, so your comment is irrational. Drug addiction effects every age group and impacts everyone in society. Those closest to him while this tragedy occurred are hit the hardest. My prayers go out to the children and family he left behind. Hoffman should have been removed from that seedy environment in NY. Being around other addicts and recovering addicts where temptation was just around the corner, destroyed Heath Ledger too.

  • Beau

    @Lara: Wow… I’m sorry us youngsters have thoughts. And she isn’t an idiot…

  • Ella

    God bless. Huge condolences. I cannot believe he is gone; he was a genius. I know everyone who knew him must be hurting. I am 22 years old and a huge fan of his work. It hurt me deeply, and I did not even know him. May the angels embrace him with open arms. Prayers to his young children.

    As for the first commentator, what a moronic, insensitive statement to make. Not everyone runs to Twitter or other social media outlets to express his or her grief. For the record, one of the first stages of grief is denial, and it personally took me forever to come to terms that someone I loved deeply passed many years ago.

  • Ryan

    Wow, someone always has to make an ignorant statement. Yes, I am referring to you, Lara. Not cool and certainly inaccurate.

    May Philip’s children and loved ones find strength during this devastating time. So heartbreaking. I’m sure it is hard to come to terms with such a shocking and sudden death, especially if he was just with you a few weeks, a few days ago. Trying to remember the last words you said to a loved one, a friend who dies can bring feelings of guilt — hoping you expressed how much you loved the person.

    A talented man. Gone too soon. I thought he was remarkable in everything I’ve ever seen him in, including Capote, Doubt and most recently, Hunger Games Trilogy.

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  • Kate

    Jennifer L. is a good enough actor to recognize a truly great one! Her words are heartfelt.

  • Jade

    @Lara: I feel that is very rude to say. Yes, she is young but that doesn’t mean she is idiotic. As for why JJ covers what she said, they were co-stars in movies so she has the right give condolences just like any of his younger costars.

  • Stefan

    @Lara: This might be a good time to grow up, quick. They’re coworkers. You’d expect her to give a comment, like anyone would if their coworker died. If you have issues with an actress that you don’t know in person then maybe you should get professional help.

  • Sam

    Though I’ll agree she’s childish and often comes across as insincere . But this is not the time to be unpleasant. I’m sure each of her colleagues feeling great sorrow right now. RIP Phill, may your soul rest in peace, we’ll miss you.