Cast and crew of “The Hunger Games” have paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor was said to be just seven days away from wrapping filming when he was found dead of (an apparent) drug overdose at his home in New York.
In a statement, his co-workers, including Jennifer Lawrence, director Francis Lawrence and author of “Hunger Games”, Suzanne Collins say: ”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. Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family.”
The studio behind the movies, Lionsgate, has already confirmed Philip will not be replaced in his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in the final two movies. As family, friends and fans mourn the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, new details about his death were revealed. Just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday he was found with a syringe still in his arm. Authorities found 49 full bags of heroin, 23 empty bags of heroin, four bags of white powder believed to be cocaine, as well as various prescription drugs. Officials also discovered books about Truman Capote, the legendary author whom Hoffman played in the 2005 film. He later won an Oscar for his work.
The types of Heroin found were “Ace of Spades” and “Ace of Hearts” — they will be tested to confirm the purity of the drug, as rumours say some bad batches were floating around the City.