During the In Memoriam tribute during the 2020 Oscars, there were two names that were glaringly omitted.
Luke Perry, who had a role in the much-lauded “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Cameron Boyce, who starred in Disney Channel’s Descendants 3 last summer. Boyce passed away from complications related to epilepsy.
Perry, famous for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills 90210,” passed away on March 4, 2019 after he suffered a stroke at the age of 52. When fans noticed that Luke Perry had been left out of the tribute on Sunday, February 9, they weren’t happy about it.
They believed that since Perry had passed away one week after the 2019 Academy Awards that he’d be featured in the tribute section during the Oscars.
One person tweeted, “He wasn’t in the In Memoriam montage, but let’s remember Luke Perry tonight, too.”
Another person tweeted, “Luke Perry wasn’t in the In Memorial?? He was literally in one of the most nominated films of the night!! Disrespectful!!”
“I would like to know why Luke Perry was not in that presentation. RIP,” tweeted a third person.
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“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which Perry appeared in, was up for 10 awards during the show on Sunday night, including Best Picture. Fellow actors Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in the film, said they were starstruck when Perry arrived on set.
In the film, Perry played an actor on “Lancer,” the real-life late ’60s Western TV series that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character appears in.
“That’s Luke f—king Perry!” said Pitt in a cover story for Esquire’s Summer 2019 issue, to DiCaprio. “We were like kids in the candy shop because I remember going to the studios and [Beverly Hills, 90210] was going on, and he was that icon of coolness for us as teenagers. It was this strange burst of excitement that I had, to be able to act with him.”
Pitt also added that Perry was “incredibly humble and amazing and absolutely committed” to his craft. “He couldn’t have been a more friendly, wonderful guy to spend time with.
“I got to sit down and have some wonderful conversations with him,” Pitt continued. “It was really special.”
The In Memoriam was underscored by a rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Yesterday” from Grammy winner Billie Eilish, along with her brother Finneas.