Betty White Bob Saget SAG awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Sunday night, and the In Memoriam segment that was included in it was an emotional one, as it honored legends like Betty White, Bob Saget, and Sidney Poitier. 

In Memoriam Segment At SAG Awards 

Daily Mail reported that Maggie Gyllenhaal, who directed the new movie The Lost Daughter, took the stage to introduce the segment by reflecting on the “painful losses” that have occurred over the past year in the entertainment world. 

“There’s been a lot of painful loss this year,” she said. “Tonight we honor our peers who have gone before us. To them, we say thank you for your work and inspiration and in some cases, even thank you for being a friend.”

Set to the tune of “Sailboat” by Cody Fry and Ben Recor, the segment honored figures like Jackie Mason, Ed Asner, Lisa Barnes, Helen McCrory, Saginaw Grant, Suzzanne Douglas, Al Harrington, Norman Lloyd, Melvin Van Peebles, Sonny Chiba, Meat Loaf, Ned Beatty, Gaspard Ulliel, Louie Anderson, and Peter Bogdanovich. It even honored Sally Kellerman, who died just a few days before the awards show at the age of 84.

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Check Out The Segment

After honoring Saget earlier in the segment, it ended by honoring White and then Poitier. Check out the full In Memoriam segment for yourself below. 

Saget, White, And Poitier’s Deaths

Saget shockingly died back in January at the age of 65 after falling in a Florida hotel room and suffering massive head trauma. His death is still being investigated, with many questions remaining in it, but police say that they do not suspect foul play.

White died of natural causes on December 31 at the age of 99, just 17 days before what would have been her 100th birthday. 

“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent Jeff Witjas told People Magazine at the time. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again. Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home early this morning.”

Poitier died of natural causes at the age of 94 one week after White, much to the sadness of fans everywhere.

These legendary stars and the others honored in this In Memoriam segment will never be forgotten, and we’re glad to see their fellow actors paying such a beautiful tribute to them. 

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