We can’t be the only ones who love watching the In Memoriam tributes at awards shows. It’s endlessly fascinating to watch a recap of celebrity death in montage form, and it makes us misty when we remember those celebrities we particularly loved or who died especially tragically. Sometimes we need to keep an eye out to read the name of someone we don’t recognize, a producer or composer usually, but the names are always displayed. Last night’s Emmy tribute was no different than any other, and we thought nothing of it, possibly because we were too busy plugging our ears while Jewel yodeled a song about you-shaped holes in her heart.
But it turns out, lots of people didn’t recognize Corey Haim during the montage and in a flash, the internet was all abuzz over how we lost that American treasure, child actor Fred Savage this year. Never mind the fact that Haim’s name was flashed on screen. Never mind the fact that Fred Savage has an active Twitter account or that he’s been busy directing episodes of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia these days. Savage is 100% alive, and we’re relieved by that. But forgive us for relishing this story for another reason – without it, we never would have discovered the above picture of Savage as a child – nay, as the most adorable child that ever lived.
In case you missed it, watch the whole In Memoriam tribute after the jump. R.I.P. Corey Haim and all the other small screen stars we lost this year.
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