The man shown during the tribute to late composer André Previn is still very much alive.

By Christian Holub
September 24, 2019 at 12:23 PM EDT
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The “In Memoriam” segment during every awards show is a chance to honor and remember the artists and peers who have died over the previous year. But Sunday’s Emmys made a mistake with its “In Memoriam” segment, which was accompanied by Halsey covering “Time After Time.” The spot for the late composer André Previn instead used a photo of the still-living 75-year-old conductor Leonard Slatkin.

Per the Associated Press, the TV Academy, Emmys producers, and Fox apologized in a statement, calling the mix-up “an error.” The error was first pointed out by Slatkin on Twitter on Monday.

“Andre deserved better,” Slatkin wrote. “I had the opportunity to introduce him when he received the [Kennedy Center Honors]. Perhaps he was paying me back for a couple stories I told about him. Andre, R.I.P.”

In its statement, the Television Academy clarified that all references to Previn on the Emmys website, including the “In Memoriam” section, will use accurate imagery going forward.

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