Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away on Sunday. We are still lost for words but we wanted to express how deeply saddened we are by this devastating news. We want to give our sincere condolences to his loved ones during this difficult time. Rachel attended the Sundance Film Festival premiere of “A Most Wanted Man” two weeks alongside director Anton Corbijn and co-stars Willem Dafoe and Philip Seymour Hoffman and named him her favorite actor back in 2009. The movie completed production and is expected to be released in theaters sometime this year.
ABC News has Corbijn’s official statement:
“He was not only the most gifted actor I ever worked with (and judging by the legacy he leaves behind I am certain I share this with most if not all directors who were fortunate enough to work with him), he had also become an incredibly inspiring and supportive friend. I am so terribly sad as I find it impossible to comprehend what happened today and to collect my thoughts properly. I have to think about Mimi and the children and I wish them much strength coping with the loss of this truly great man as a father and partner.” — Director Anton Corbijn in a statement. Hoffman stars in Corbijn’s film “A Most Wanted Man,” which premiered earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival.
THR released a statement of Gail Egan, who is one of the producers of “A Most Wanted Man“:
Back in the U.K., Gail Egan, who produced spy thriller A Most Wanted Man, in which Hoffman starred opposite Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright, told THR on Monday: “[Hoffman] was a man of fierce intelligence, exceptional talent and phenomenal commitment. He threw himself into playing Gunther Bachman in A Most Wanted Man in the most extraordinary way, he worked tirelessly on the German accent, always knowing precisely when his performance was just right. And he did it all with such humor, it was just a pleasure to watch him work. He will be very very sorely missed, and my heart breaks for his family.”
The production company The Ink Factory also released a statement on their official facebook page:
This is a tragic loss. We feel privileged to have worked with one of the greatest actors of our time.