Hollywood In Shock! Stars React To Philip Seymour Hoffman Drug Overdose

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Feb. 2 2014, Updated 4:45 p.m. ET

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Rarely has there been such an emotional outpouring of love, support and sympathy from Hollywood but the shocking death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has the biggest names in show business reacting.

"Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant, talented man.  The news this morning is shocking and sas.  My heart goes out to his loved ones," echoed  Justin Timberlake.

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"I have no words.  You will be missed," Christina Applegate tweeted.

"Oh boy what is HAPPENING? All these beautiful people leaving too early. What a sweet soul, Phil Hoffman was, what a sad, sad day.," wrote  an overwhelmed Minnie Driver.

Beautiful beautiful man. We have lost so much joy to something so joyless. RIP PSH,"​ Ricky Gervais  tweeted  using Hoffman's Hollywood nickname.

Shocked to hear of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death. If you missed him as Willy Loman, you missed a Willy Loman for all time," said Steve Martin, referring to Hoffman's Broadway turn in Death of a Salesman.

"OH NO!!!!! Philip Seymour Hoffman has died. A truly kind, wonderful man and one of our greatest actors - ever," wroteMia Farrow, herself very much in the news on Sunday.

In a statement, Hoffman's family said:  “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."

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