Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder and More Honored by Henry Winkler in Emmys' Touching in Memoriam Tribute
The emotional Emmys in memoriam segment honored iconic late stars that died in 2016 and was accompanied by a live performance from Tori Kelly
“He was alive, he was a generosity of spirit and knowledge. I should know – he gave me my career. And I will tell you that anybody who was lucky enough to meet him, he changed their life,” shared Winkler of Marshall, who died in July. “On behalf of all of us, Gary, thank you for inviting us into your schoolyard.”
Introducing the lengthy list of incredible stars, Winkler noted that their “accomplishments and contributions will never be forgotten.”
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The slideshow was accompanied by songstress Tori Kelly, who performed a beautiful and emotional rendition of Leonard Cohen’s much-covered “Hallelujah.”
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, are airing live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.