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Oscars 2020: Luke Perry among those snubbed in memoriam reel

Ben Arnold
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Luke Perry in Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood. (Sony)

Luke Perry's final screen role before his death at the age of just 52 was in Quentin Tarantino's multi-Oscar-nominated Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood.

Yet the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences omitted him from its annual In Memoriam reel at the Oscars last night.

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Perry died suddenly in March last year, just weeks after the last Oscar ceremony, following a stroke at his home in Los Angeles.

But Perry didn't make it into the reel, which is always scrutinised for who it inevitably leaves out.

Sid Haig (Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Young actor Cameron Boyce, who died in July last year at the age of 20, following an epileptic seizure in his sleep, also didn't feature in the tribute.

Prolific actor Sid Haig – star of movies like House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects – was also left out too. He died in September at the age of 80.

The omissions did not go unnoticed.

This year's reel played out to a cover of Paul McCartney's Yesterday, recorded by Grammy winner Billie Eilish.

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It began with basketball star Kobe Bryant, who won an Oscar for his short film Dear Basketball in 2017. Bryant died in a helicopter crash in January.

The reel also featured movie icons John Singleton, Doris Day, Peter Mayhew and Kirk Douglas, who all died over the last year.

Douglas died just last week at the age of 103.