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By Scott Stump

Emmy Awards officials have issued an apology after an in memoriam segment during Sunday's show honored late composer Andre Previn with a photo of a different man, who is still alive.

The broadcast mistakenly used a photo of conductor Leonard Slatkin, 75, while paying tribute to Previn, a six-time Emmy nominee who died at 89 in February.

The late composer Andre Previn (left) was erroneously identified with a picture of living composer Leonard Slatkin.Getty Images/ VCG

"The producers for the 71st Emmy Awards, the Television Academy and Fox sincerely apologize for this error,'' a spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. "All In Memoriam mentions on the Television Academy's website feature accurate imagery of Mr. Previn."

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Previn won four Academy Awards and 10 Grammy Awards for his work on films like "Gigi" and "Porgy and Bess," according to the Emmys website. Slatkin is a six-time Grammy Award winner who was also nominated for an Emmy in 1984.

Eagle-eyed viewers caught the mistake that a very much alive conductor popped up during the annual tribute.

Slatkin reacted to the mix-up on Monday morning with a photo of Previn and a message lamenting that the late composer wasn't given his due.

"I saw that @theemmys posted a photo of me 'In Memoriam' rather than the intended Andre Previn,'' he wrote. "Andre deserved better. I had the opportunity to introduce him when he received the @KCHonors. Perhaps he was paying me back for a couple stories I told about him. Andre, R.I.P."

Award show in memoriam segments occasionally draw criticism for leaving people out — not including them — but Slatkin's case was not a first.

A living film producer was mistakenly shown in the 2017 edition of the montage during the Oscars.