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Studio: Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in 'Hunger Games' will be kept

Studio: Philip Seymour Hoffman's role in 'Hunger Games' will be kept

[PHOTOS: Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman]

The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman will not affect his role in the upcoming sequels in The Hunger Games series. 

Sources familiar with Hoffman's role in The Hunger Games:  Mockingjay say he had completed filming for all but one scene in part one of the next film.  The actor had about a week of filming left in part two, and the producers expect to rewrite a scene to replace his character.  The next Hunger Games movie is set for release this November. 

The Oscar-winning actor was found dead Sunday in his New York City apartment of a reported drug overdose. He was 46.

According to PeopleHoffman leaves behind longtime partner, Mimi O'Donnell, and their three children.

Hoffman's family released a statement saying, "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support."

 

 

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