Christina Grimmie not part of this years Emmy In Memoriam tribute segment
19 September 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Christina Grimmie was fatally shot by a man believed to be his stalker during a fan signing event in Orlando, Florida but she was not part of the people in the “In Memoriam” tribute segment of this year’s Emmy Awards.
Tori Kelly sang a rendition of “Hallelujah” during the segment and as she played her acoustic guitar, a screen appeared behind her showing the stars that died for the year 2016. Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Muhammad Ali, Garry Shandling , Doris Roberts and Alan Rickman were some of the most prominent stars featured in the segment but “The Voice” contestant and YouTuber was not in it.
Many took to Twitter to talk about the matter. One Twitter user wrote: "You forgot the young and very talented Christina Grimmie on your "In memoriam" so sad.” Another said that she was sad and disappointed that the Emmys let Grimmie off of the memoriam segment.
Another added, “@TheEmmys The Voice won an Emmy this evening and you didn't include @TheRealGrimmie in your In Memoriam segment. # RIPChristina #Emmys.”
However, it was not only Grimmie who was forgotten in the “In Memoriam” segment of the Emmys . Darrel Ward, who was tragically killed in a plane crash while working on a documentary in August this year, was not in the segment as well. The WWE wrestler, Chyna , also passed away this year but she was not in the montage.
The death of Grimmie was highly publicized as days after she was shot dead, the Orlando mass shooting took place. A gunman, Omar Mateen , opened fire at a gay night club and killed 49 people. He was shot dead by the authorities. The Orlando night club shooting was the deadliest of all the mass shootings in the United States.
The Academy has not commented on the many stars not mentioned on their “In Memoriam” segment.