The Stars Noticeably Missing from This Year’s Oscars In Memoriam
As always, the Oscars paid tribute to the stars we lost this year, but fans noticed a few faces missing from the In Memoriam segment.
Most notable was Luke Perry, who passed away in March after suffering a stroke. The 52-year-old was even featured in Quentin Tarantino's “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” which was nominated for Best Picture, among other awards.
Also missing was beloved Disney star Cameron Boyce, known as Jessie in the “Descendants” movies. He died from epilepsy in July.
Horror fans were up in arms after Sid Haig was left off the list. He passed away at 80 in September following a 60-year career and 150 credits.
Other stars missing from the list included Oscar nominees Michael J. Pollard and Valentina Cortese, Sue Lyon, Carol Lynley, René Auberjonois, Jan-Michael Vincent, Valerie Harper, Katherine Helmond, Ron Leibman, Bill Macy, Morgan Woodward and Tim Conway, among others.
Fay McKenzie, who died at 101 in April, and who had a 100-year career in movies, was also absent.
The In Memoriam featured Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell performing the Beatles' “Yesterday.”
Before introducing the siblings, famed director Steven Spielberg told the star-studded audience, “This evening, as we celebrate the artistic highlights of the past year, we also pause to remember those from our community who we lost, legends and icons, our friends and fellow artists, all who inspired and touched us.”
“They have left an indelible imprint on our industry, our imaginations, and our understanding of the world,” Spielberg added.
Kobe Bryant was the first face to appear in the tribute, which also honored Rip Torn, Diahann Carroll, Catherine Burns, Danny Aiello, Robert Forster, Machiko Kyō, Anna Karina, Fernando Luján, André Previn, Peter Mayhew, Sylvia Miles, Godfrey Gao, Doris Day, Seymour Cassel, Peter Fonda, John Singleton, Kirk Douglas, and others.
Before the show, “Extra's” Billy Bush spoke with Eilish, who opened up about her performance. Watch.