The world’s brightest stars came together on Sunday (Feb. 9) at the 2020 Oscars to celebrate a year of cinematic excellence.
However, one of the brightest of stars was not there.
Actor Luke Perry, who passed away last March after suffering a massive stroke, actually had starred in the Oscar-nominated film Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood. It was actually one of his final roles before his untimely death. And while Perry obviously wasn’t there to celebrate in the success of the Quentin Tarantino film, most fans assumed that his death would be recognized in the “In Memoriam” segment.
However, Perry wasn’t even mentioned.
And instantly, his fans were outraged.
“To not feature Luke Perry, given his last role was in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, is appalling,” one Twitter user wrote.
To not feature Luke Perry, given his last role was in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is appalling https://t.co/0k8HVqFmRx
— Sincerelynotsorry (@sncrlynotsorry) February 10, 2020
“I know people always get left out of the ‘In Memoriam,’ but how do you omit Luke Perry who was in one of the most nominated films this year?” another Twitter user exclaimed.
— AJ Feuerman (@ajfeuerman) February 10, 2020
Of course, Perry wasn’t the only late star omitted from the “In Memoriam” segment of the telecast, which featured Billie Eilish doing a cover of The Beatles tearjerker “Yesterday.” Also left out of the montage was actor Cameron Boyce, who passed away in July following a seizure and actor Tim Conway.