Gone, however by no means forgotten. This yr’s Emmy Awards honored the various artists and tv creators who handed away final yr in a heartfelt “In Memoriam” section.
For the tribute, which aired in direction of the top of Sunday’s awards ceremony, Uzo Aduba took the stage to share a candy message in reminiscence of the artists and creatives we’ve got misplaced.
“Over the past year, we have lost so many of our loved ones, but we cherish our memory of each of them, we honor their work and we look forward to having them in our lives,” Aduba defined, earlier than presenting Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste.
The 2 beloved artists delivered a touching efficiency of Bridges’ emotional music, “River,” because the montage of deceased celebrities, writers, administrators and producers performed on the towering screens behind them.
This yr’s section has been significantly emotional, maybe because of the lack of true trade icons in current months, together with tv legend and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner, died on August 29 on the age of 91.
The section additionally paid tribute to ThreadMichael Ok. Williams, who died on September 6 on the age of 54. The beloved actor was nominated for an Emmy for Greatest Supporting Actor in a Drama Sequence at this yr’s ceremony for his work in Lovecraft Nation.
Present enterprise icon Cloris Leachman was additionally recalled through the section. The eight-time Emmy winner died Jan. 27 on the age of 94.
Among the many many different deceased tv legends who have been honored have been Evening courtroom stars Markie Submit – who died on August 7 on the age of 70 – and Charlie Robinson, who died on July 11 on the age of 75. Love boat‘s Gavin MacLeod, who died Might 29 on the age of 90, and Emmy winner Charles Grodin, who died Might 18 on the age of 86.
Archer and Growth stopped Star Jessica Walter – who died on March 25 on the age of 80 – was additionally remembered, as was the breakthrough icon of the sitcom and The Goldbergs star George Segal, who died of problems from bypass surgical procedure on March 23. He was 87 years outdated.
As all the time, the Emmys acknowledged that not all of the celebrities who died this yr could be featured of their tribute, citing time constraints. In an effort to respect and honor all who’ve died, the Emmys keep an unlimited Tribute “In Memoriam” on their web site.