02/03/2014 04:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 04, 2014

Ian McKellan Shares Beautiful, Sad Farewell To Philip Seymour Hoffman

There has been no shortage of kind words spoken in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, but this tribute stands out as being exceptionally poignant.

Veteran actor Ian McKellen took to Facebook on Sunday to reflect on Hoffman:

McKellen posted the comments the same day news of Hoffman's death made headlines. The actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday (Feb. 2) with a needle in his arm and plastic bags, thought to contain heroin, nearby.


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