The Oscars memorial section is bizarre. Kobe Bryant made the list WTF!!!!!!!!!, but not Luke Perry, or Sid Haig.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has less than 10,000 members, which leads to these odd exclusions of people who we know from show business for many years. Luke Perry was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, but because his work was mostly television, he was never invited to join the Academy. New members in 2019 include Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Letitia Wright, Claire Foy, Sterling K. Brown, Tom Holland, Gemma Chan, Will Poulter, Lady Gaga, Jonathan M. Chu, Gillian Flynn, Roman Coppola, Andrew Bujalski, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Like Tobe Hooper in 2017, the exclusion of Sid Haig (and Larry Cohen) reveal the Academy bias against admitting Horror/exploitation filmmakers as members.
I remember before editing was done digitally that because of the time it would take to put the montage together, the names would be limited to anyone who died during the calendar year. So a legend like Kirk Douglas would appear in next year's montage and everyone would be asking now about his exclusion.