Stars including Philip Seymour Hoffman honoured at Oscars

March 3rd, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Gandolfini and Paul Walker were among those honoured at the Oscars.

The late actors were remembered at the prestigious ceremony which took place on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, and was presented by comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

Glenn Close introduced the In Memoriam, saying: ''We love you, we honour you, we miss you, but most of all - we thank you.''

The segment began with 'Enough Said' star James Gandolfini, who was best known for playing Tony Soprano in the award-winning series 'The Sopranos' and passed away last year in Rome, Italy.

'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker, whose death last year at the age of 40 shocked Hollywood, film critic Roger Ebert, Shirley Temple Black, Harold Ramis and Esther Williams were also remembered.

American actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of combined drug intoxication, was also among the stars the academy paid tribute to.

The 'Hunger Games' actor was found dead at his New York City appartment on February 2, with the medical examiner concluding his passing was caused by ingesting heroin, cocaine, and several other prescription drugs.