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Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds Honored During 2018 Emmys 'In Memoriam' Tribute

Aretha Franklin, John McCain, Hugh Hefner and David Cassidy were also among those honored during the tribute

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    Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds Honored During 2018 Emmys 'In Memoriam' Tribute
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    Late actor Burt Reynolds (left) and chef Anthony Bourdain were honored during an "In Memoriam" tribute at the Emmys on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

    The television community lost many beloved artists over the last year. During the 2018 Emmys on Monday, an "In Memoriam" tribute honored stars who've recently passed away.

    "Tonight, we celebrate the lives of some people who have been our very good friends," Tina Fey said as she introduced the segment.

    Anthony Bourdain, Burt Reynolds, Aretha Franklin, John McCain, Hugh Hefner and David Cassidy were among those honored during the tribute.

    It was just weeks ago that Reynolds passed away at the age of 82 after he went into cardiac arrest.

    "My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students," his niece, Nancy Lee Hess, said in a statement to E! News. "He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tailbone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that's who he was."

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    Acclaimed chef Bourdain passed away just months ago at the age of 61. CNN confirmed the "Parts Unknown" host's death on June 8, stating that his cause of death was suicide.

    "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," a spokesperson for the network said in a statement. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

    "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" has won awards for Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Informational Series or Special at the 2018 Emmys.

    The complete Emmys "In Memoriam" tribute is on the award show's website.