New York: Hollywood superstar George Clooney says the sudden demise of his Oscar-winner friend Philip Seymour Hoffman seems 'senseless', which would make everyone miss him greatly.

George Clooney
George Clooney. Pic/Santa Banta 

The 52-year-old actor, who worked with Hoffman in 'The Ides of March', has been struggling to overcome the grief of Hoffman's death on Sunday due to an apparent drug overdose, reported New York Post.

Speaking to the reporters during the premiere of his new film 'The Monuments Men', Clooney said that he is struggling to come to terms with Hoffman's "senseless" drug-overdose death.

"I wanted to start by saying it's very odd to be here in New York, particularly a couple of days after a good friend of ours has passed away. It's senseless and it's sad, but he will be greatly missed," Clooney said. "Phil is a good friend to a lot of us in the community.

And it makes it very difficult to be here 48 hours in this town after he died. Everybody's here kind of putting on a brave face to get through this because it's a pretty traumatic thing. We're going to miss him a lot," he added.