Olivia Newton-John’s publicist admits it’s ‘disappointing’ she was snubbed from Emmys In Memoriam

Olivia Newton-John’s publicist admits it’s ‘disappointing’ that she was snubbed from In Memoriam of the Emmy Awards after her death at the age of 73

Olivia Newton-John’s publicist admitted it was “disappointing” the actress was snubbed from the In Memoriam section at the 2022 Emmy Awards.

The Grease star’s rep has spoken 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 fury from fans as they claimed she had made numerous appearances on US shows and starred in numerous festive TV movies, including the 1990 favorite A Mom for Christmas.

Sad: Olivia Newton-John’s publicist admitted it was ‘disappointing’ that she was snubbed from the In Memoriam section at the 2022 Emmy Awards (the actress is pictured in 2019)

While Olivia’s publicist confirmed the family were still mourning their loss and wouldn’t comment, he was personally “very disappointed” by the snub, noting her long history with Hollywood.

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

She has also appeared in TV movies, including A Mom For Christmas, and live-action specials, including A Special Olivia Newton-John and Olivia Physical.

Outraged: The Grease star's rep has spoken out after fans shared their outrage that Olivia was omitted from the annual tribute, despite appearing on a host of TV specials (pictured in 1976)

Outraged: The Grease star’s rep has spoken out after fans shared their outrage that Olivia was omitted from the annual tribute, despite appearing on a host of TV specials (pictured in 1976)

What?  Olivia's snub in the annual In Memoriam segment of the Emmy Awards sparked outrage from her fans

What? Olivia’s snub in the annual In Memoriam segment of the Emmy Awards sparked outrage from her fans

Olivia’s snub in the annual In Memoriam segment of the Emmy Awards sparked outrage from her fans.

Celebrities who made the cut included actors Betty White, Bob Saget, Sidney Poitier and James Caan.

Reacting to the snub, one fan tweeted: “How can I forget Olivia Newton John?” How dare you. She is and will remain an icon. And you forgot it?

‘Olivia Newton-John is not included? Explain yourself #Emmys,’ another tweeted, while someone else added, ‘Okay watched the Emmys and they just honored a lot of those who passed away, where was Olivia Newton-John?’

Although Olivia was not mentioned during the live tribute, her name appears on the online Emmys in memoriam page.

Reacting to the snub, one fan tweeted:

Reacting to the snub, one fan tweeted: “How can I forget Olivia Newton John?” How dare you. She is and will remain an icon. And you forgot it?

‘Olivia Newton-John is not included? Explain yourself #Emmys,’ another tweeted, while someone else added, ‘Okay watching the Emmys and they just honored a lot of those who passed away, where was Olivia Newton-John?

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

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

It came after a courageous and extraordinarily public decades-long battle with cancer during which she was diagnosed three times in 1992, 2013 and, for the last time, in 2017.

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

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

An outpouring of public grief followed her death, and Australian Victorian Prime Minister Dan Andrews offered a state funeral for her family, which they accepted.

Her husband John Easterling has revealed the Grease star’s last wish before his death.

He said Olivia and her family had requested that donations be made to his charity, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, in his memory in lieu of flowers.

Days before her death, Olivia posted this heartwarming photo on Instagram alongside husband John Easterling

Days before her death, Olivia posted this heartwarming photo on Instagram alongside husband John Easterling

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

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

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