George Clooney pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

george-clooney-premiere-of-the-monuments-men_4052364 Introducing his new movie, The Monuments Men, at the premiere in New York City on Tuesday night, George Clooney paid tribute to his friend Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday (February 2).

Clooney has admitted he is struggling to deal with Hoffman’s death.

Before introducing the film at the Ziegfeld Theatre, the 52-year-old star said: ”I wanted to start by saying it’s very odd to be here in New York, particularly a couple of days after a good friend of ours has passed away. It makes it difficult, and I think it’s the elephant in the room for a lot of us here. It’s senseless and it’s sad, but he will be greatly missed. Phil will be greatly missed. It’s hard to be here tonight with that . . . weighing over us, but I wanted to say that.”

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One response to “George Clooney pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman”

  1. Philip says:

    R.I.P Philip Seymour Hoffman! I can see how George Clooney meets his colleague and a great friend. This is very sad for many of us too. Such a great loss, such a short life of a talented and lively person! Drugs kill people, so, people, stop using drugs!