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Amy Poehler on 'Parks & Rec' Producer Harris Wittels' Death: 'Today I Lost a Dear, Young Friend'

Amy Poehler on 'Parks & Rec' Producer Harris Wittels' Death: 'Today I Lost a Dear, Young Friend'

Amy Poehler strikes a pose as she makes her way inside the 2015 Annual unite4:humanity event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday evening (February 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 43-year-old actress received that Unity Award for her work with Worldwide Orphans, while Aaron Paul and his wife Lauren Parsekian were honored with the unite2gether Award for their work with the Kind Campaign.

Also in attendance were William H. Macy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jeff Bridges, who introduced Pink before her performance.

During her speech, Amy took a moment to mention Parks and Rec co-executive producer Harris Wittels, who was found dead only a few hours earlier.

“Today I lost a dear, young friend in my life who was struggling with addiction,” Amy said (via Variety). “So, I don’t really feel like telling any jokes. I’m kind of sad, and it’s really great to be here tonight and listen to all of you, and listen to the great work that you do and be reminded why we live in this bizarre planet called ‘Hollywood.’ It’s very strange.”

FYI: Amy is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress and Jennifer Fisher jewels.

10+ pictures inside of Aaron Paul, Amy Poehler, and more at the event…

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Credit: Mike Windle; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2015 Oscars Week, Aaron Paul, Amy Poehler, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Parsekian, Pink, William H Macy

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