Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46 – Rockers React on Twitter
The law enforcement officer told the paper that they discovered Hoffman at 11:30AM after being contacted by a friend who had not been able to reach the actor. Investigators found a syringe in his arm and an envelope containing what is believed to have been heroin. Hoffman had remained sober for 23 years before undergoing treatment for drug addiction last year.
According to Screencrush, his family released a statement, saying:
We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. 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.
Hoffman won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 2005 film ‘Capote’ and his credits include such movies as ‘Doubt,’ ‘The Master,’ ‘Charlie Wilson’s War,’ ‘Almost Famous,’ ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley,’ ‘Flawless’ and ‘The Big Lebowski.’
The actor’s passing has resulted in a number of rockers taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on his death, his career and sobriety in general. Disturbed‘s David Draiman, Motley Crue‘s Nikki Sixx, Jane’s Addiction‘s Dave Navarro and Sebastian Bach were among the initial artists sharing their thoughts. Read their tweets below:
RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.It break's my heart to see this monster called addiction win the battle over sobriety.#DrugsKill
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) February 2, 2014
PSH is one of the few actors that would get me to see a film just because he was in it. SO, sad. Prayers and love to his friends and family.
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) February 2, 2014
Catch myself sometimes feeling like being sober is boring. Then reality happens. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. I turn 46 next month. Thank God
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) February 2, 2014
— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) February 2, 2014
Well that's a pretty sobering piece of news for a Sunday. What an incredible force Mr. Hoffman was.
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) February 2, 2014
Hoffman was recently at the Sundance Film Festival promoting the new movie ‘A Most Wanted Man’ and was in production on the next two ‘Hunger Games’ films.