Mon, 03 Feb 2014 09:30:00 GMT | By Agencies

Bollywood mourns death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Celebrities took to Twitter to express their shock over the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman


Philip Seymour Hoffman (© Reuters)

Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar have expressed shock at the “sudden” demise of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday in what a New York police source described as an apparent drug overdose.

Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter:

Shah Rukh Khan: It’s so difficult to accept that great actors are mortals. Thank you for the rides and the excitement  Mr. Philip Seymour. R.I.P.

Amitabh Bachchan: WHAT! Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead. In 2005, Hoffman won the Oscar and the Golden Globe Award for Capote .. exceptional artist.

Farhan Akhtar: Philip Seymour Hoffman was not just a great actor but truly was a great artist. Respect. Rest in Peace.

Karan Johar: Why does the creative world always fall prey to drug abuse and deny us of their genius??? RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman....Salute and Prayer.

Siddharth: One of the greatest actors the world has ever known... Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. So bloody sad. Heroin claims a genius. Tragedy.

Shekhar Kapur: Remember long wonderful meeting with #pillipseymourhoffman in NYC. A man so incredibly humble about his genius. He was only 46. What a loss.

Shruti Haasan: RIP Phillip seymour hoffman -- a brilliant artist who left us too soon :( tragic.

Shahana Goswami: Philip Seymour Hoffman... wanted so much more of u.. always sad to say sudden & early goodbyes. Warmest hug to u wherever u're shining now.

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Uday Chopra: Cannot believe Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away…successful, talented, young…then dies of a drug OD what’s going on with Hollywood #RIP.

Rahul Bose: Stunned to hear of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. What an actor.

Arshad Warsi: What a waste of good talent, such a fine actor.... Please say no to drugs... RIP Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

Vishal Dadlani: Tragic news of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death! What an actor, what talent! Just 46!! RIP.

Vivek Oberoi: #RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman....a phenomenal actor and truly a great artist of our times! Respect!!

Madhur Bhandarkar: It's really sad. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Another incredibly talented actor taken way before his time. He will be missed.RIP.

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