After the unexpected and tragic loss of Carrie Fisher early yesterday, fans have taken to various platforms in order to mourn their grief. Many have shared photos, written tributes or simply watched the “Star Wars” films in her honor. Others have taken to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where Fisher surprisingly does not have a star, to mourn the loss with a makeshift memorial.
Presumably, after fans realized that Fisher did not have her name on one of the many Walk of Fame stars, they descended upon one of the untapped plots at the corner of Orange Drive and Hollywood Boulevard to create one for her. On the empty star, fans inscribed her name, along with a small quote that read, “May the Force be with you. Always hope.” Fans also laid down flowers, candles and even cinnamon rolls (in reference to her iconic “Star Wars” hairdo) to honor the loss of Fisher. Even Mark Hamill, Fishers on screen brother and fellow “Star Wars” actor, tweeted an image of the memorial.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 28, 2016
According to Variety, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the city of Los Angeles allow for these types of makeshift memorials with an understanding that people often grieve at a public space (this was also done for George Michael after his untimely passing this past week). While Fisher doesn’t have a star, that can always change. The Walk of Fame awards stars posthumously each year, although there must be a five year waiting period after death for someone who is deceased to be nominated.
Fisher passed away yesterday following a massive heart attack and subsequent hospitalization on Friday, Dec. 23. She is best known for her work in “Star Wars.” However, she was also one of the most sought-after Hollywood script doctors, polishing scripts for fan favorite movies such as “Hook,” “Sister Act,” Scream 3″ and the “Star Wars” prequels.
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