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Happyish 'unlikely' to continue

Happyish 'unlikely' to continue

Feb 3 2014, 9:22am CST | by

'Happyish' is likely to be scrapped following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old actor - who was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his New York home yesterday (02.02.14...

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Happyish 'unlikely' to continue

Feb 3 2014, 9:22am CST | by

'Happyish' is likely to be scrapped following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The 46-year-old actor - who was found dead of an apparent drugs overdose at his New York home yesterday (02.02.14) - "drives every scene" in the pilot episode of the Showtime series, and with network bosses fighting a year to cast him in the show, it is unlikely it will be able to carry on without him.

A source told E! News: "It is hard to imagine a way in which it could go on. His role would have to be recast and there weren't any other actors in serious consideration aside from Philip. If the show does move forward, the premiere would be delayed as pilot would need to be reshot."

Philip's death comes just a few weeks after it was announced the network had picked up 10 episodes of the comedy-drama, in which he played ad agency executive Thom Payne who gets the "gift of insignificance" on his birthday, as well as a new boss.

Following the news of his death, Showtime paid tribute to his "fine and brilliant" talent.

The network released a statement saying: "Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of our generation's finest and most brilliant actors. He was also a gifted comedic talent. It was a great privilege and pleasure to work with him and we are all absolutely devastated by this sudden loss. Our thoughts go out to his family at this very difficult time."

At the time of his death, the actor was working on 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2', with just seven days of shooting on the second movie left to finish. His work as Head Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in the first movie was "substantially complete".

His passing will not affect the release of the movies, which are scheduled for November 2014 and 2015.

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Jul 21 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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Skye McCole Bartusiak Dies; Actress Was 21

Jul 20 2014 7:12pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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Skye McCole Bartusiak, an actress best known for her role in 2000's The Patriot, was found dead at her home in Houston yesterday. The young star was 21 years old. Bartusiak was only seven when she played Mel Gibson's daughter in the aforementioned drama. She also portrayed the child of Michael Douglas' character in 2001's Don't Say a Word. The cause of death is unknown ...
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Johnny Winter Dies; Legendary Guitarist Was 70

Jul 17 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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Iconic blues guitarist Johnny Winter died last night at age 70. His body was discovered in a Zurich hotel room, and no cause of death has been reported. A god among guitarists, Winter first hit it big in 1968 when Rolling Stone dubbed him one of the most skilled musicians of his time. In 2003, the magazine listed Winter as number 63 on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Though he spent mu ...
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Celebs Who Died Under Bizarre Circumstances!

Jul 16 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

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Whenever a celebrity dies it's always a shock, but when a star dies in a bizarre and unexpected way, the shock factor is way more intense. Some celeb deaths were more surprising than others, like Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was an active actor in Hollywood and had around a week left of filming for The Hunger Games around the time of his death. In comparison, Brittany Murphy was on a path of strange and troubling behavior before her death in 2009. Despite the actress' sta ...
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