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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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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Showtime Series 'Happyish' in Limbo

Philip Seymour Hoffman was not just working on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay before his untimely death… he also was set to star in a new Showtime series called Happyish.

The 46-year-old actor was set to star in the 10 episode series, his first regular TV role. The series follows a man’s pursuit of happiness while working for bosses who are half his age.

Showtime released a statement after his death saying, “Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation’s finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time.”

A trailer for the series was screened at the 2014 Winter TCA Press Tour last month and got great reviews from the nearly 200 critics in the room, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is currently unclear if the network will recast the lead role or just pull the plug on the series altogether.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Had 7 Days of Work Left on 'Mockingjay'

Philip Seymour Hoffman was nearly finished working on his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in the two The Hunger Games: Mockingjay films before his untimely and shocking death.

The 46-year-old actor had completed the majority of his work for Mockingjay Part 1 and only had seventh days of filming left to go on Mockingjay Part 2 before his death, according to Deadline.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. 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,” Lionsgate said in a statement.

Philip died of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday (February 2) in New York City and cops say that they found him dead with a syringe in his arm and what was possibly heroin nearby.

Philip‘s unfortunate death will not delay the release date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2, which are scheduled to hit theaters November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015.

The stars of The Hunger Games franchise have been reacting to his sudden 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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Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Found Dead with Syringe in His Arm, Possibly Heroin Nearby

More details are coming out about Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s death and police sources confirm that he was found with a syringe in his arm.

The 46-year-old actor died on Sunday (February 2) of an apparent drug overdose and the police sources also say they found a clear envelope with what appeared to be heroin nearby the body, according to People.

Philip entered rehab back in May for snorting heroin. He had relapsed in 2012 after staying clean for 23 years.

The family of Mr. Hoffman have released a statement saying they are “devastated by the loss of our beloved” family member. He is survived by his partner, costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Death - Family Releases Statement

Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s untimely death has shocked the world and now his family has released a statement thanking his fans for their support during this difficult time.

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone,” the statement read. “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.”

The family will not be making any further statements at this time.

Philip is survived by his partner of 15 years Mimi O’Donnell and their three kids – 10-year-old son Cooper Alexander, seven-year-old daughter Tallulah, and five-year-old daughter Willa.

We continue to send out our thoughts and prayers to Philip‘s loved ones at this time.

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