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Star Wars Fans Hold Lightsaber Vigils for Carrie Fisher

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Star Wars Fans Hold Lightsaber Vigils for Carrie Fisher

“Star Wars” fans across the United States gathered to pay tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, who played Princess/General Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” films. Fisher passed away at the age of 60 on December 27.

In Anaheim, CA, a group gathered with lightsabers in Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort. A South Lamar, TX lightstaber vigil took place outside the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in South Lamar; there will be another at the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Katy, TX on December 30. In its statement, the Drafthouse memorialized Fisher in as a “Fearless princess. Wry, quick-witted scribe. [And] Hollywood icon.”

Fans also gathered to honor Fisher in the “Star Wars” video games and improvised a star for Fisher on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, CA. A more formal tribute near the Walk of Fame is planned on December 31st.

In addition to her famous “Star Wars” role, Fisher was a woman of many talents: an actor, a novelist, a script doctor and more. She also spoke openly about her experiences with bipolar disorder as an activist against mental health stigmas. She was remembered by colleagues, co-stars, friends and family across social media.

“Star Wars” audiences will have a last chance to see Fisher’s talents on display in “Episode VIII,” which wrapped principal photography in July and hits theaters December 15, 2017. According to a recent report, Fisher will play a “larger role” in Episode VIII than in “The Force Awakens.”

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