"The Daily Show" pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

"In a year filled with gut punches, this weekend delivered one that we won't soon recover from," said Jon Stewart


Prachi Gupta
February 4, 2014 7:28PM (UTC)

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart dropped his comedy routine and ended the program with a short but touching tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died on Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. He was 46.

"In a year filled with gut punches," Stewart said, "this weekend delivered one that we won't soon recover from."

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"The Daily Show" then aired a clip of Hoffman talking about the art of acting. "If you act as well as you can," he said, "then there's no way the people who have watched you will forget it."


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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