Fans Call Out Emmys for Omitting Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy and More From in Memorium Tribute Segment
Former TV legends Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton and Frank Vincent were all left out of the tribute
The 2017 Emmys In Memoriam segment has been called out for a perceived flub.
Following the touching memorial montage of recently deceased Hollywood stars, a slew of viewers took to social media to point out a few forgotten names.
Former TV legends Dick Gregory, Charlie Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton and Frank Vincent were all left out of the tribute.
“Thinking of my brothers Dick Gregory + Charlie Murphy. I’ll never forget you. I miss you both,” Common wrote on Twitter.
Vincent and Stanton both passed away within a week of the show, meaning the showrunners might not have had enough time to update the presentation. However, Murphy and Gregory passed away in April and August of this year, respectively.
One Twitter user pointed out that Jerry Lewis, who was included in the segment, passed away within a day of Gregory.
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“From a rhinestone cowboy to a king of comedy, we also said goodbye to the people who created the shows we loved,” Davis said.
Among those honored were John Hurt, Agnes Nixon, Bill Paxton, Roger Moore and Alan Thicke. The controversial former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes was also included in the tribute, with silence permeating the room.
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted by Stephen Colbert.