Philip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death has caused shock and distress in Hollywood, where his career was celebrated with an Oscar, on the East Coast where he was a giant of theatre, and across the world where fans soaked up his talent in films from 'The Talented Mr Ripley' to his defining turn as Truman Capote.
Sadly, he's not the first shining light to be extinguished before his time, as can be seen in this gallery of stars who, tragically, left us wanting much, much more...
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