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Kelli Bender
February 02, 2014 05:05 PM

The announcement of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death on Sunday sent a wave of sadness through Hollywood and the countless celebrities who looked to Hoffman as a mentor.

A star of film, television and stage, Hoffman, 46, has left behind an impressive body of work, including his Oscar-winning role in Capote, which has inspired dozens of actors.

As details continue to emerge about this tragic loss, Aaron Paul, Mia Farrow and others from throughout the entertainment world have flooded Twitter to pay their respects to the actor and father. Colleagues have responded with praise for Hoffman’s talents and gracious personality, along with regret that an acting great has been taken so soon.

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