The Twittersphere reacted en masse after the Emmy Awards failed to pay tribute to a select group of stars who died in the past year.
Television fans rushed to express their anger when the telecast’s In Memoriam segment left out comedy icon Dick Gregory, “Chappelle’s Show” star Charlie Murphy, actress Erin Moran, “Sopranos” star Frank Vincent and “Twin Peaks” actor Harry Dean Stanton.
Murphy’s rep, Domenick Nati, was very disappointed with the star’s omission. “I am very disappointed that Charlie was left out of the Primetime Emmy Awards last night,” the rep said in a statement to . “Charlie has millions of fans who were expecting him to be honoured for his life and work in film and television and it never came. I hope the Emmy producers can find some way to still honor him with the photos I sent them.”
“Thinking of my brothers Dick Gregory + Charlie Murphy. I’ll never forget you,” tweeted rapper Common. “I miss you both.”
Other fans noted that Sam Shepard and George Romero were also absent from the annual tribute.
Many are suggesting that timing may have been a contributing factor to two omissions, with Vincent and Stanton both passing away in the past week.