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Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP: Two Tributes to 'Hunger Games: MockingJay' Actor Including 2014 Oscars Honorable Mention After NYC Overdose

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was honored with an R.I.P tribute during the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday. (Photo : Twitter)

Philip Seymour Hoffman got a memorable mention on the 2014 Academy Awards. And several fans and celebrities took to Twitter to react to the RIP tribute for the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" actor.  

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"In Memoriam" honored 47 of the entertainment industry's brightest fallen stars including the 46-year-old Hoffman, whose acting career had came to an abrupt end when he was found dead from reported mixed drug intoxication in his Manhattan apartment on February 2.

The segment celebrating Hoffman's life was followed by a performance by Bette Midler, who sang "Wind Beneath My Wings."

But that isn't the only way that Hoffman was honored recently.

A much talked-about street work of art showing the coveted Academy Awards golden statue shooting heroin is striring up some controversy. According to ABC, the 8-foot statue inspired by Hoffman's drug overdose was installed on Hollywood Boulevard on Friday.

"Hard drugs are still seen as a taboo subject, with people using in the privacy of their own home or hotel room or afraid of the consequences if the world finds out about their addiction," said the artist, Plastic Jesus in a statement. "My piece is intended to say, 'let's be aware of the issue, remove the stigma, enable people to get help and support.'"

The location of the statue was very close to where A-list actors and actresses walked the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night.

Though Hoffman was remembered for his talent, "Glee" star Cory Monteith was sadly left out of the Academy Awards tribute, reported NY Daily News. 

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