#PhilipSeymourHoffman: Social Media Pays Tribute to a "Great Actor Who Never Reached His Peak"

February 5, 2014
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on February 2, 2014, apparently due to drug overdose. He was 46 years old. He was considered by some as the greatest actor of his generation, although many say largely under-appreciated. Considering how Hoffman established his name in Hollywood for being one of the most creative and unique actors of his generation, it was expected that people would immediately start sharing their sentiments about the industry?s big loss. The hashtag #PhilipSeymourHoffman was created for fans and friends to show their appreciation for his work and contributions. Some of the stars who grieved on #PhilipSeymourHoffman include Ellen Degeneres, who shared that Hoffman was a brilliant and talented. Comedian Jim Carrey also tweeted how Hoffman was a beautiful soul. Other Twitter fans shared their shock and sadness over the sudden death of the actor, who is best known for his performances in ?Mission Impossible? and ?Capote?. philip-trend Fans, family and friends continue to share stories and details about Hoffman?s achievements, life and personality on #PhilipSeymourHoffman. The hashtag is still trending well on Twitter and shows how people can get together and grieve regardless of their closeness and relationship with the actor. Many also shared photos and videos of the actor on the hashtag. As of this publication, the hashtag has reached 63,500 tweets and made 242 million impressions. His publicist has issued a statement on the actor's death. [screenshot]


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