The Daytime Emmys apologized after a major error in the in memoriam segment took place involving the late actor Marguerite Ray. During the telecast, the “In Memoriam segment included an incorrect picture in our remembrance of the late Y&R actress Marguerite Ray,” the Daytime Emmys tweeted.
“We deeply regret this error and intend to re-edit the sequence for subsequent digital releases once a replacement image can be appropriately licensed,” the organization penned on social media.
The tweet further added, “We sincerely apologize to the Ray family — as well as to Veronica Redd, whose image was inadvertently used instead. Each of these Daytime icons deserved better from our Academy.”
Ray, who had a 10-year run on ‘The Young and the Restless’, died in November at the age of 89. She made history on the show portraying the series' first Black regular character.
After departing the show, Veronica Redd took over the role as Johnson for several seasons.
Ray died in Los Angeles on November 18, 2020 at the age of 89. Veronica Redd, 72, is currently alive.
The 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards aired Friday, June 25, and were hosted by The Talk's Sheryl Underwood.