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Super Bowl Superfans, Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman And More Of What You Missed On Instagram

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The shocking death of Philip Seymour Hoffman continues to shake the entertainment community. Celebrities have been reacting to the loss since news of Hoffman’s death broke on Sunday afternoon, and famous fans like Aaron Paul and Aziz Ansari continue to share thoughts on Instagram. Across the river, Super Bowl XLVIII was less entertaining than some might have hoped, but that didn’t stop Seahawk supporters like Macklemore and Chrissy Teigen from gushing about their hometown.

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VH1′s Last Interview With Philip Seymour Hoffman

Like most film lovers, I am in mourning today, stunned by the sudden loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was only a little over two weeks ago that I interviewed him at The Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where between the idyllic scenery and the palpable sense of joy surrounding the films, a tragedy like this seemed impossible.

Red Carpets are normally full of glitz and glamour, but at Sundance they are much more laid back. The stars are happy and relaxed, as is their attire, and Hoffman stepped in from the cold wearing winter boots and an easy smile. I admit I experienced a few butterflies at the prospect of speaking to this man, one of my favorite actors in films like The Master, Doubt and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead to name just a few. But I had no reason to worry. He might have had incomparable talent, but he also had a very relatable quality that came across in his scruffy look, his twinkling eyes and the fact that he smelled like cigarettes—a balance of the genius and the human.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead Of Apparent Overdose

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his home this morning, the NYPD has confirmed. Though the New York City medical examiner is working to establish a cause of death, 46-year-old actor reportedly was discovered with a needle in his arm by screenwriter David Katz.

Hoffman was sober for 23 years before relapsing last year, after which point he entered rehab for abuse of prescription pills and snorting heroin.

In a 2006 interview with 60 Minutes, the Oscar-winner told Steve Kroft that his success was the result of getting clean at 22. “I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they’re beautiful and famous and rich,” Hoffman said. “I’m like, ‘Oh my God. I’d be dead.’ You know what I mean? I’d be 19, beautiful, famous and rich. That would be it. I think back at that time. I think if I had the money, that kind of money and stuff. So, yeah [I would have died].” Upon his death, his earlier statement is that much more tragic. He will truly be missed.

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