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Monday Movie Memo: Saying Goodbye To Philip Seymour Hoffman

We’re still in shock over the devastating loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Oscar-winning talent died of a drug overdose on Sunday morning. He was 46.

Sunday ended up being a strange day. CinemaBlend’s staff was hunkering down, mapping out coverage of the various extended Super Bowl trailers that were going to air during the football game. We had Transformers and superheroes on the brain. We were blindsided by the news of Hoffman’s passing. Isn’t that always the way with a tragic loss?

But as the industry moves forward in the wake of Hoffman’s passing, we’re choosing to celebrate the man’s life and appreciate all that he gave us during his all-too-short 46-year run. We honor his legacy in the Monday Movie Memo, giving you some insight into all of the reasons why we adore Philip Seymour Hoffman, the actor. And throughout the course of the week, we will be posting several tribute pieces to his incredible acting resume.

If you need to catch up on the news, if for some reason you are just now hearing about Hoffman’s death, we have:

- The news story, with the latest details.

- Reactions from fans and colleagues on Twitter

- And a statement from Lionsgate, the studio behind the Hunger Games franchise, of which Hoffman remains a vital part.

Now all we want to do is revisit Hoffman’s past works, absorbing his craft while lamenting the fact that we only have a handful of upcoming projects left to appreciate, before to the door to his incredible career closes forever.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hoffman, and thank you for all that you gave this community of film lovers.

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.