Publicist Olivia Newton-John Admits He ‘Disappointed’ Was Eliminated From Emmys In Memoriam

Publicist Olivia Newton-John admitted it was ‘disappointing’ she was excluded from the Emmy Awards on the anniversary after her death at the age of 73

Publicist Olivia Newton-John admitted it was “disappointing” that the actress was excluded from the In Memoriam segment at the 2022 Emmy Awards.

The Grease star’s representative spoke out after fans shared their outrage that Olivia was omitted from the annual tribute, following her death last month at the age of 73.

Olivia’s exclusion sparked outrage from fans who claimed she made a slew of guest appearances on US shows and starred in a slew of festive TV movies, including the 1990 favorite A Mom For Christmas.

Sad: Olivia Newton-John’s publicist admits she was ‘disappointing’ excluded from the In Memoriam section at the 2022 Emmy Awards (actress filmed in 2019)

While Olivia’s publicist asserted that the family was still mourning her loss and did not wish to comment, he was personally deeply disappointed by the disdain, citing her extensive history with Hollywood.

Prior to her death, Olivia had an extensive television record with guest appearances on American Idol, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Murphy Brown, Glee, and Dancing With The Stars.

She has also appeared in television films including A Mom For Christmas, and live shows including A Special Olivia Newton-John and Physical Olivia.

What?  Olivia's disdain for the annual In Memoriam Emmy Awards clip has angered her fans

What? Olivia’s disdain for the annual In Memoriam Emmy Awards clip has angered her fans

Olivia’s disdain for the annual In Memoriam segment for the Emmy Awards infuriated her fans.

Celebrities who have had the cut include Bette White, Bob Saget, Sidney Poitier, and James Caan.

In response to the disdain, one fan tweeted: ‘How do you forget Olivia Newton-John? how dare you. She is and always will be an icon. And you forgot it?

Olivia Newton-John is not listed? Explain to your #Emmys, ‘Another tweet, and another person added: ‘Well watching the Emmys have just honored so many who have passed, where was Olivia Newton-John? “

While Olivia is not mentioned during the direct tribute, her name appears in The Online Emmys at the Memoriam Page.

In response to the disdain, one fan tweeted: 'How do you forget Olivia Newton-John?  how dare you.  She is and always will be an icon.  And you forgot it?

In response to the disdain, one fan tweeted: ‘How do you forget Olivia Newton-John? how dare you. She is and always will be an icon. And you forgot it?

Olivia Newton-John is not listed? Explain yourselves #Emmys, another tweet, and another person added: “Well watching the Emmys have just honored so many who have passed, where was Olivia Newton-John?

Olivia has starred in many popular TV shows during her long career, including Sordid Lives: The Series, Bette, Murphy Brown, Ned and Stacey.

Olivia passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California on August 8, surrounded by family and friends.

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It came after an exceptionally brave and public decades-long battle with cancer, as she was diagnosed three times in 1992 and 2013, and for the last time in 2017.

RIP: Olivia passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California on August 8, surrounded by family and friends.  (photographed April 2022)

RIP: Olivia passed away peacefully at her home in Southern California on August 8, surrounded by family and friends. (photographed April 2022)

Her death was followed by a wave of public grief, and Victorian Australian Prime Minister Dan Andrews gave a state funeral to her family, which they accepted.

Her husband, John Easterling, revealed the Grease star’s final wish before her death.

He said Olivia and her family had asked for a donation to her charitable foundation, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Trust, in her memory rather than flowers.

A few days before her death, Olivia posted this touching photo to Instagram alongside her husband John Easterling

A few days before her death, Olivia posted this touching photo to Instagram alongside her husband John Easterling

Icon: Olivia is best known for her role in the hit 1978 musical Grease (pictured with co-star John Travolta)

Icon: Olivia is best known for her role in the hit 1978 musical Grease (pictured with co-star John Travolta)

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