Broadway to dim marquee lights in honour of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway theatres will dim their marquee lights for exactly one minute on Feb. 5 at 7:45 pm in remembrance of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The three-time Tony Award nominee was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Feb. 2 from a suspected drug overdose. He was 46 years old.

“[Philip] was a true artist who loved the theatre … we’ll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage,” Charlotte St. Martin of the Broadway League said in a statement. “Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans.”

The Oscar-winning film star had a long and successful history with the theatre, making his Broadway debut in 2000 in True West. Three years later, he starred in the revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and in 2012 he took the stage again in Death of a Salesman. He earned Tony nods for every one of his performances.

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The dimming of Broadway's lights is just the latest tribute being paid to the talented film star. Gwyneth Paltrow and Hunger Games co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Sam Claflin have expressed their heartfelt condolences for the actor via statements and on social media, while actors Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux were seen visiting Philip's longtime partner Mimi O'Donnell to pay their respects.

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Death of a Salesman. All Photos: © Getty

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