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By Randee Dawn

The sudden, unexpected death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Sunday was cause for dozens of celebrities to take to Twitter to express their shock and admiration. Here's just a sample of the outpouring of tweeted thoughts.

Just+hearing+about+Phillip+Seymour+Hoffman.+Devastating.+What+an+amazingly+gifted+actor.+RIP

—+Justin+Timberlake+(@jtimberlake)+February+2,+2014+

Dear+Philip,+a+beautiful+beautiful+soul.+For+the+most+sensitive+among+us+the+noise+can+be+too+much.+Bless+your+heart.+;^{

—+Jim+Carrey+(@JimCarrey)+February+2,+2014+

Such+shocking+&+sad+news. RIP+Philip+Seymour+Hoffman.+One+of+the+greatest+actors+of+a+generation+and+a+sweet,+funny+&+humble+man.

—+Ricky+Gervais+(@rickygervais)+February+2,+2014+

Shocked,+saddened+by+news+of+the+brilliant+PSH.+His+singing+of+'I'm+Gonna+Get+You+On+a+Slow+Boat+to+China'+in+The+Master+was+perfection.

—+Judy+Blume+(@judyblume)+February+2,+2014+

Oh+boy+what+is+HAPPENING?+All+these+beautiful+people+leaving+too+early.+What+a+sweet+soul,+Phil+Hoffman+was,+what+a+sad,+sad+day.

—+Minnie+Driver+(@driverminnie)+February+2,+2014+

Losing+Phil+Hoffman+is+an+unspeakable+tragedy.+There+aren't+words.+All+our+hearts+are+with+his+family+and+children.+It's+just+utterly,+no.

—+Martha+Plimpton+(@MarthaPlimpton)+February+2,+2014+

Phil+was+an+irreplaceable+force+in+American+theater.+His+work+&+passion+&+intelligence+&+dedication+were+unmatched.+It's+just+devastating.

—+Martha+Plimpton+(@MarthaPlimpton)+February+2,+2014+

Beautiful+beautiful+man.+We+have+lost+so+much+joy+to+something+so+joyless.+RIP+PSH.

—+Lena+Dunham+(@lenadunham)+February+2,+2014+

Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+was+a+brilliant,+talented+man.+The+news+this+morning+is+shocking+and+sad.+My+heart+goes+out+to+his+loved+ones.

—+Ellen+DeGeneres+(@TheEllenShow)+February+2,+2014+

Holy+crap,+Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+passes+away,+decades+too+soon.++One+of+the+towering+character+actors+of+our+time.++RIP+PSH.

—+Harry+Shearer+(@theharryshearer)+February+2,+2014+

I+have+just+heard+about+Phillip+Seymour+Hoffman,+one+of+natures+Gentlemen+.+Rest+in+peace+.+Love+and+respect.

—+Russell+Crowe+(@russellcrowe)+February+2,+2014+

Such+shocking,+sad+news+-+Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+was+a+huge+inspiration+to+me.+He+will+be+greatly+missed.+My+heart+goes+out+to+his+family.

—+Sean+Hayes+(@theseanhayes)+February+2,+2014+

Blu+day,+Philip+Seymour+Hoffman+od'd.+Addiction+comes+fr+trying+to+escape+th+pain+of+living.+We+all+struggle+with+this+but+Drugs+never+help.

—+Val+Kilmer+(@ValEKilmer)+February+2,+2014+

heartbroken+and+shocked.+what+a+true+loss.+rest+in+peace,+Philip+Seymour+Hoffman

—+Elijah+Wood+(@woodelijah)+February+2,+2014+


Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment at the age of 46.