John Legend took the stage on the 2022 Emmy Awards to honor all the celebs that are actually gone. The In Memoriam section was one of many highlights of the night time with the EGOT winner performing his new tune “Pieces.”

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Anthony Anderson offered Legend and the section saying, “It by no means looks like the correct time to say goodbye to a beloved one, a buddy, or a cherished icon.”

“To quote Shakespeare, ‘All the world’s a stage and all of the women and men merely gamers, they’ve their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time performs many elements,’” Anderson added. “As we acknowledge the legends inside our trade will go on we have a good time all that they created and shared with the world. May they relaxation in peace and energy.”

During Legend’s efficiency, some viewers criticized the selection of utilizing huge pictures to incorporate Legend with the names of the celebs within the background making it troublesome to learn.

List of the celebrities that had been talked about throughout the telecast: Betty White, David Warner, Emilio Delgado, Peter Scolari, Yoko Shimada, Burt Metcalfe, Jay Sandrich, George Yanok, John Bowman, Jak Knight, Dwayne Hickman, Tony Dow, Roger E. Mosley, Howard Hesseman, Lisa R. Anderson, Amy Lin Johnson, Charles Cappleman, Mercedes Leanza, Marc Pilcher, Tony Walton, Will E. Garson, Robert Morse, Bernard Shaw, Larry Sellers, Marilyn Bergman, David Arnold, George Shapiro, Estelle Harris, Liz Sheridan, John Madden, Vin Scully, Nichelle Nichols, Bob Saget, James Caan, Gilbert Gottfried, Cheslie Kryst, Dean Stockwell, Tony Sirico, Jean-Marc Vallée, Michael Nesmith, Louie Anderson, Anne Heche, Paul Sorvino, Ray Liotta and Sidney Poitier.

One notable star that was disregarded of the televised section was Olivia Newton-John. However, the Grease

alum was listed on the Emmys In Memoriam site online. Other actors that had been omitted had been Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Denise Dowse and Joe E. Tata. Names that weren’t featured additionally included Pat Carroll (voice of The Little Mermaid’s Ursula), Mary Alice, Taurean Blacque, Larry Storch, Lenny Von Dohlen, Maggie Peterson, Charles Siebert, David Birney and Scoey Mitchell.

Ahead of the gala, government producer Reggie Hudlin teased Legend’s performance and defined why they went with a “new tune” for this section.

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“Normally we’d not do a brand new tune in a scenario like this. We listened with skepticism which rapidly turned to wild enthusiasm. This is an incredulous highly effective transferring tune,” Hudlin defined throughout a press convention lately. “You guys are all followers of John Legend, you know the way he can seize straight in your coronary heart and break you down. … A John Legend efficiency is at all times one thing to be enthusiastic about and the tune is exclusive and particular and uniquely suited to the context we’ll be placing it in.”

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