J-Law leads tributes to co-star

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence has led the tributes to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The actor died on Sunday from an alleged heroin overdose in his rented New York apartment.

Jennifer starred alongside the 46-year-old on the most recent installment of The Hunger Games films.

“Words cannot convey the devastating loss we are all feeling right now,” read the statement, issued by Jennifer, director Francis Lawrence and Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins, on behalf of the entire cast and crew, and obtained by MTV.

“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 23-year-old was not the only co-star to pay tribute to the Oscar winning actor.

Gwyneth Paltrow, who appeared alongside Philip in The Talented Mr Ripley, posted an old photo from their time spent together during the filming of the 1999 thriller.

“Ischia 1998, post dinner, post shooting . . . Philip was a true genius. #philipseymourhoffman,” she wrote alongside the photo.

In the old snapshot taken on an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea in Italy, Gwyneth poses next to a smiling Philip while giving a big laugh to the camera. Fellow costar Jude Law is also in the photo posing for the group shot alongside another woman.

Twitter was also full of tributes to the actor from Hollywood’s finest.

“Such shocking & sad news. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of the greatest actors of a generation and a sweet, funny & humble man,” wrote actor and comedian Ricky Gervais.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul added, “We lost one of the greats today. Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP my friend. You will be missed always and forever.”

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