Hearing about the loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman this morning (to an apparent overdose of heroin) you wonder if he knew how much he was loved and respected (Twitter feeds are going crazy). Jim Carrey’s heartfelt and honest summation says it all – Dear Philip, a beautiful beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart.
One of the most talented actors of his generation, Mr. Hoffman, who is survived by 3 children with his long time girl friend, won the Academy Award for Best Actor with his eloquent portrayal of Truman Capote in the 2005 film “Capote”. He recently appeared at the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of his movie “God’s Pocket,” which also stars John Turturro and Christina Hendricks. Hoffman was also planning to direct “Ezekiel Moss” — a ghost story that was set to star Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.
“He’s a local. He’s a fixture in this neighborhood,” said Christian McCulloch, 39, who said that he lives nearby. “You see him with his kids in the coffee shops, he is so sweet. It’s desperately sad.
It is always so devastating and bewildering when you lose anyone so brilliantly talented, kind, full of generosity and love at such a young age. RIP dear one, RIP.