Stars young and old reflect on Hoffman's death

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 3, 2014 at 7:24 am •  Published: February 3, 2014

Celebrity colleagues and admirers of Philip Seymour Hoffman shared their reaction Sunday to his death at 46 of an apparent drug overdose:

— "Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now. Philip was a wonderful person and an exceptional talent, and our hearts are breaking." — The producers, writer, director, cast and crew of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 and Part 2," in a statement.

— "One of the greats of his generation." — Albert Brooks on Twitter.

— "Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart." — Jim Carrey on Twitter.

— "Life is short. But it's very, very wide. Rest in peace, Phil." — Actress Martha Plimpton on Twitter.

— "Love and prayers for Philip Seymour Hoffman's family. Addiction kills, I hope all who need it have access to abstinence based recovery." — Russell Brand on Twitter.

— "A tragedy to lose as supremely talented an actor as Philip Seymour Hoffman. An unspeakable loss for film, theatre & all who knew him." — Kevin Spacey on Twitter.

— "One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man."— Ricky Gervais on Twitter.

— "Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man. The news this morning is shocking and sad. My heart goes out to his loved ones." — Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter.

— "He was not only the most gifted actor I ever worked with (and judging by the legacy he leaves behind I am certain I share this with most if not all directors who were fortunate enough to work with him), he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend. I am so terribly sad as I find it impossible to comprehend what happened today and to collect my thoughts properly. I have to think about Mimi and the children and I wish them much strength coping with the loss of this truly great man as a father and partner." — Director Anton Corbijn in a statement. Hoffman stars in Corbijn's movie "A Most Wanted Man," which premiered earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival.

— "I'm so shocked, and so sad hearing of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. I enjoyed playing with him on the Big Lebowski. He was such a wonderful guy, and so damn talented, a real treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with his family." — Jeff Bridges on Facebook.