The 82nd Academy Awards paid tribute to many great stars who died in the last year, from Patrick Swayze to Michael Jackson to Brittany Murphy. But people were left wondering why American icon Farrah Fawcett, who died last June from cancer, was excluded from the moving memorial on Sunday night. But it turns out that it wasnt an oversight, and the Academy is refusing to apologize. The simple answer is that it is an unfortunate reality that every year were not able to include all the notable people who have passed away, a rep from the Press Academy told Tarts when we questioned why the former Charlies Angel was snubbed. Indeed, other stars, including Bea Arthur and Ricardo Montalban, who both worked in films as well as television, were also left out of the tribute. But understandably, Fawcetts longtime partner Ryan ONeal says he is pretty hurt by the whole event. We were disappointed that she was not included in the tribute, ONeals rep told us. ONeal also told Radar Online that he and daughter Tatum intend to write a letter to the Academy for an explanation. FOXNews.com - Ryan O'Neal 'Disappointed' That Farrah Fawcett Was Excluded From Oscars Tribute She met the criteria. She died.