Gone, but not forgotten.
2013 saw many unexpected Hollywood deaths, but the legacy of the beloved stars who passed away will live on in a special expanded Primetime Emmy Awards memoriam segment.
The careers of James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and Gary David Goldberg will all be highlighted.
Gandolfini’s former on-screen Sopranos wife of eight years, Edie Falco, will present his tribute. For Monteith, it will be his Glee costar, Jane Lynch. Jean Stapleton’s former “All In the Family” screen mate, Rob Reiner will speak on her behalf. Jonathan Winters’s Mork & Mindy cast member Robin Williams will present a tribute, and former Family Ties star Michael J. Fox will do the honors for creator Gary David Goldberg.
“The ‘In Memoriam’ is a very emotional and evocative segment for the Emmys, or any annual awards program,” the show’s executive producer Ken Ehrlich told the Los Angeles Times. “These five individuals brought us such great entertainment and joy, so having their close friends share personal remembrances is something that will be very meaningful.”
Continued Ehrlich, “Our traditional ‘In Memoriam’ segment will be presented in a unique new format that will give added importance to an already much-anticipated segment.”
The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS, Sunday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.