"Philip Seymour Hoffman was a singular talent and one of the most gifted actors of our generation. We're very fortunate that he graced our Hunger Games family. Losing him in his prime is a tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Philip's family.
For Part 2, he had about a week left of shooting, including one scene that will have to be written with a different character taking the spot of Plutarch Heavensbee.
Because most of Mr. Hoffman’s scenes were complete, director Francis Lawrence and his team are said to be confident they can complete filming without the character or the films being substantially changed."TheHungerGamers.net has also learned that Philip Seymour Hoffman had substantially completed his work as Plutarch Heavensbee on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and only had seven remaining days to film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Sources say that his death will not affect the films' release dates of November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015, respectively.