Music world reacts to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Justin Timberlake, Courtney Love and Kings of Leon pay tribute to actor

Music world reacts to the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Figures from the world of music including Justin Timberlake and Courtney Love have paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46.

The actor, who won an Oscar for his leading role in Capote and gained critical acclaim throughout his career for turns in films such as The Master, Magnolia and Almost Famous, was found by emergency services in his New York home yesterday (February 2).

A statement released by Hoffman's family described his death as "tragic and sudden". They said: "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone."

Following the news of Seymour Hoffman's death, musicians began to share their own tributes to the actor with Justin Timberlake writing: "Just hearing about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Devastating. What an amazingly gifted actor. RIP"

Meanwhile, Courtney Love tweeted about her friendship with the late actor: "Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I'm feeling about the loss of an acting genius and friend. Rest in peace Philip Seymour Hoffman."

Other musicians to pay tribute included Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Chance The Rapper, The Weeknd and Paramore singer Hayley Williams, who tweeted: "Just found out about Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was one of my favorites. I'm so sad I'll never see him in another film. Rest in peace." Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill put simply: "RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman".

Spector frontman Fred Macpherson wrote: "Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP. Truly one of the greats. Heartbreaking to see his legacy cut short," while Tegan and Sara tweeted: "Terribly sad news about Phillip Seymour Hoffman. A remarkable talented human. Heart goes out to his family and friends. "

In addition to his roles in independent films, including Synecdoche, New York and Boogie Nights, Hoffman also starred in a number of Hollywood blockbusters such as Mission Impossible 3. His most recent role was in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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