Olivia Newton-John’s Publicist Admits It’s ‘Disappointing’ She Was Turned Down From Emmys In Memoriam

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

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

The Grease star’s rep 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 fury from fans, as they claimed she made a host of guest appearances on American shows and starred in a host of holiday TV movies, including the 1990 favorite A Mom For Christmas.

Sad: Olivia Newton-John's publicist admitted it was

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

While Olivia’s publicist confirmed that the family is still grieving her loss and would not like to comment, he was personally “very disappointed” by the snub, noting her extensive history with Hollywood.

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

She has also appeared in television movies, such as A Mom For Christmas, and live specials, such as A Special Olivia Newton-John and Olivia Physical.

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

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

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

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

Olivia’s snub from 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.

In reaction to the snub, one fan tweeted: ‘How can I forget Olivia Newton John? How dare you. She is and she will always be an icon. And did you forget her?

‘Is Olivia Newton-John not included? Explain #Emmys,’ another tweeted, as someone else added: ‘Ok watching the Emmys and they just honored so many that have passed, where was Olivia Newton-John?’

While Olivia was not mentioned during the live tribute, her name appears on the online Emmys memorial page.

In reaction to the snub, one fan tweeted: 'How can I forget Olivia Newton John?  How dare you.  She is and she will always be an icon.  And did you forget her?

In reaction to the snub, one fan tweeted: ‘How can I forget Olivia Newton John? How dare you. She is and she will always be an icon. And did you forget her?

‘Is Olivia Newton-John not included? Explain #Emmys,’ another tweeted, with someone else adding: ‘Ok watching the Emmys and they just honored so many that have passed, where was Olivia Newton-John?

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

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

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

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

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

An outpouring of public grief followed his death and Australia’s Prime Minister Dan Andrews gave his family a state funeral, which they accepted.

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

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

Just days before her death, Olivia posted this heartwarming photo on Instagram with her husband John Easterling.

Just days before her death, Olivia posted this heartwarming photo on Instagram with her 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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