During the Grammys, one star was noticeably left out of the broadcast's In Memoriam segment — Joan Rivers.
"We lost over 300 folks in our industry this year, so it's a very difficult decision [to choose who to include in the segment]," Neil R. Portnow, the president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, explained.
"We love Joan, though," he added.
Portnow further noted "everyone" who passed away in showbiz during the last year was included on the Grammys website and in the program.
The Grammys did honor Joan — who died on Sept. 4, 2014 at age 81 — with the Best Spoken Word Album award for her reading of her final memoir, 'Diary of a Mad Diva.'
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"If my mother was here tonight, she would not only be honored and thrilled to win, she would most likely have it copied and on the air on QVC by 11," the 'Fashion Police' star's daughter, Melissa Rivers, 47, said while accepting the award on Joan's behalf.
Melissa and Cooper on Feb. 8, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
While walking the Grammys E! Red Carpet with her 14-year-old son, Cooper, on Feb. 8, Melissa said the win was "bittersweet."
"It's a difficult moment," she said. "It's wonderful how loved she was and how she's getting so much attention now, and people are really understanding what she's about."
'ET Online' was the first to report this news.
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