Peerless in his craft and relentless in pursuit of excellence in performance. Philip Seymour Hoffman was a gift to this world and his body work will serve as an example of artistic greatness and his characters as masterful explorations and representations of humanity for generations. Calling Philip Seymour Hoffman a character actor is reductive. PSH was the definition of an actor. Period. The gold standard for what actors should strive to do. What a tragic day. Rest in peace.