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Josh Hutcherson honors Philip Seymour Hoffman at MTV Movie Awards

The "Hunger Games" star dedicated the coveted Movie of the Year Award to Hoffman during Sunday's ceremony.
By Veronica Linares   |   April 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Josh Hutcherson took a moment to remember his Hunger Games: Catching Fire costar Philip Seymour Hoffman while accepting the Movie of the Year Award on behalf of the cast at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday.

After thanking crew members and fans, the 21-year-old actor payed respects to Hoffman, who played Plutarch Heavensbee in the franchise.

"It was so cool to have Philip in our movies. He's one of the actors I've looked up to my entire life," Hutcherson said. "I know if Philip were here he would think this was really cool."

"We think about him every day on set, so wherever he is, this goes out to him, too."

Hoffman was found dead in his NYC apartment on February 2. An autopsy later revealed the actor died of an "accidental acute mixed-drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine."

The 46-year-old actor was finishing his scenes for the last installment of the Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay Part 2 and was set to direct Ezekiel Moss, a ghost story starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, before his death.


[Us Weekly]

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