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Kristin Lai

Last night fans of all things television tuned in for the 67th Emmy Awards to see which of their favorite shows and actors were handed a coveted Emmy statuette. This year, with HBO's big sweep and Viola Davis' empowering and stirring speech, even those who didn't take home an award seemed to be in high spirits.

But in a night filled with the laughs, applause, and accolades, it's also important for the Academy to take the time to pay tribute to their peers who sadly passed away since the last Emmy Awards.

This year's heart-wrenching In Memoriam video reminded us of those who made a lasting impact on the world of entertainment. A few of the notable names we lost this year included:

Wes Craven (1939-2015)

Best known as: Horror writer and director for movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, The Hills Have Eyes

Anne Meara (1929-2015)

Best known as: Actress and comedian from the comedy duo Stiller and Meara

Taylor Negron (1957-2015)

Best known as: Comedian and actor in Angels in the Outfield and Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Stuart Scott (1965-2015)

Best known as: ESPN and SportsCenter anchor

Harris Wittels (1984-2015)

Best known as: Writer and Executive Producer of Parks and Recreation

Harve Bennett (1930-2015)

Best known as: Executive Producer and writer for Star Trek movies

Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

Best known as: Comedian, writer, and television host

Sam Simon (1955-2015)

Best known as: Co-creator and Executive Producer of The Simpsons

Jan Hooks (1957-2014)

Best known as: Comedian and long-running SNL cast member

Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

Best known as: Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls

Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Best known as: Spock in Star Trek

Finally, the touching tribute ended in the immortal words of the late Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, leaving us with the sentiment "Live long and prosper." Overall, it was touching sentiment to remind us that the memory of these artists will live on long after they're gone.

(Source: FOX)


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