These stars will all the time be remembered. During Sunday’s broadcast of the Emmy Awards, John Legend was tasked with main the In Memoriam section remembering celebrities in leisure — and ones out of it — throughout a transferring efficiency of his new music “Pieces.”
“It by no means seems like the proper time to say goodbye to a cherished one, a buddy, or cherished icon,” Anthony Anderson shared, introducing the transferring efficiency. “To quote Shakespeare, all of the world’s a stage and all of the women and men merely gamers. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man and his time enjoying, whilst 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.”
Broadcast simply days after her loss of life, Queen Elizabeth — who turned a popular culture staple all through her life — was remembered through the tribute. Olivia Newton-John, who died of breast most cancers at 73, was celebrated for her music profession and star look on Grease.
Betty White appeared as one of many earliest remembrances. The beloved actress and comic died in December, shortly earlier than her a centesimal birthday. Her Hollywood profession spanned practically eight a long time with iconic stints on hit exhibits like The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The listing continued with highlights from Bob Saget, who died unexpectedly from head trauma earlier this yr, James Caan, Gilbert Gottfriend, Ray Liotta, Sidney Poitier, and extra.
The section additionally paid tribute to the likes of Emmy winner Anne Heche, who died in a visitors collision final month, Nichelle Nichols, who performed Lt. Nyota Uhura on Star Trek, and Pat Carroll, who voiced Ursula in The Little Mermaid.
Last yr, Uzo Aduba introduced the section as Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste carried out Bridges’ music “River.” The yr prior, H.E.R. hit the stage for “Nothing Compares 2 U” through the section. And in 2019, Halsey carried out Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.”