Explaining The Oscars In Memoriam Montage

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PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
U.S. actor Philip Seymour Hoffman waves during a photocall for the movie 'Capote' at the 56th International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006. (AP Photo/ Jan Bauer) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

The film industry was devastated by two recent deaths that have led to a movement to alter this Sunday’s “in memoriam” segment of the Oscar telecast: One was the natural causes passing of comedy filmmaker Harold Ramis, 69, and the other was the accidental death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, who was struck by a train in Georgia while working on a biopic of rock musician Gregg Allman.

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