Watch the emotional Emmys 2018 In Memoriam tribute set to Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace'

18 September 2018, 17:11 | Updated: 18 September 2018, 17:16

By Tom Eames

Hollywood paid tribute to the stars we have lost over the past 12 months at last night's Emmy Awards.

The Television Academy paid tribute during an emotional In Memoriam segment, to producers, actors, writers, directors and other entertainment stars at the annual TV awards ceremony.

In Memoriam: Paying tribute to the stars we've lost in 2018

Aretha Franklin - who died at the age of 76 last month - was among those honoured, while the whole segment was set to her powerful version of 'Amazing Grace'.

Burt Reynolds, Frasier actor John Mahoney, David Cassidy and Senator John McCain were also among those were celebrated in the performance.

In Memoriam
Picture: NBC

Actor and writer Tina Fey introduced the segment with a speech about the personal connection viewers have with their favourite TV shows.

“To work in TV is a privilege,” she said. “We challenge your assumptions. We gently deliver bad news. We feel a responsibility to always tell you the truth.

“It’s understandable to feel that when someone from our favourite show has passed away, we feel like we have lost a friend because we have."

Watch the whole 'In Memoriam' tribute in full below: