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Olivia Newton-John‘s publicist is fuming the late singer and actress was excluded from the "In Memoriam" tribute at the Emmys … insisting she absolutely deserved to be honored.

Michael Caprio, Olivia’s publicist of 24 years, tells TMZ … while the family is still grieving and not commenting at this time, he was personally very disappointed by the snub.

Michael feels the decision wasn’t right, given Olivia’s extensive track record in Hollywood and especially on TV … including acting in TV movies like "A Mom For Christmas" as well as appearing on "American Idol," "RuPaul’s Drag Race," "Murphy Brown," "Glee" and ‘DWTS.’

A Mom For Christmas

He also noted, Olivia had ton of TV specials like ABC’s "A Special Olivia Newton-John" and "Olivia Physical."

Remembering Olivia Newton-John