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Elizabeth Banks 'in shock' over the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Elizabeth Banks is still in a state of shock over the death of her "Hunger Games" co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman. The actor recently died from an apparent heroin overdose, according to a Feb. 5 report from TODAY.

Banks visited the TODAY set on Wednesday morning. She said that she's still "processing" the actor's sudden and shocking death.

Banks said, "I really am in shock."

Banks worked with Hoffman in the upcoming "Hunger Games" two-part sequel, "Mockingjay." She had nothing but kind words to say about the actor.

"He is an absolutely amazing actor, respected by everyone and part of our family at 'The Hunger Games. We will miss him terribly, and obviously, (we're) really upset for his children and his partner."

Hoffman was found dead in his apartment in New York on Sunday. He's survived by his girlfriend of 15 years, Mimi O'Donnell, along with his 10-year-old son and his two daughters, 5 and 7.

Elizabeth Banks calls the actor's death a "tragedy."


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