Carrie Fisher Receives Star on Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Star Wars Day

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Actress Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016 at the age of 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Today, May 4th marks Star Wars Day (given its similarity to “may the force be with you”, the infamous “Star Wars” blessing). In honor of the occasion, Fisher earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Fisher famously starred as Princess Leia in the popular space western franchise. Today, alongside beloved “Star Wars” robots C-3PO and R2-D2, her daughter Billie Lourd and former costars Harrison Ford and Mark Hammil offered kind words about their friend’s life and career.

Lourd followed in her mother’s footsteps and pursued a career in acting. She most recently played roles in “American Horror Story”, “Booksmart”, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, and “Ticket to Paradise.” Lourd occasionally carries elements of her mother’s most famous performances into her own work in homage, notably her “cinnamon buns” Princess Leia hair style. Today, she delivered a heartfelt speech at the Walk of Fame dedication ceremony in Fisher’s honor before sprinkling glitter on it to celebrate.

Tributes From Friends

Lourd also thanked her “space uncle” Mark Hammil for coming to the ceremony and delivering a speech in Fisher’s honor. The pair of actors were longtime friends until Fisher’s passing, and played twin siblings in the “Star Wars” films. Hammil read an intimate portrait of his friendship with Fisher that he wrote in his personal journal shortly after she passed.

He additionally recounted their first time meeting, when Fisher was 19 and Hammil was 24.


While Harrison Ford, who played Fisher’s husband Han Solo in the “Star Wars” films, was not present at today’s dedication, fans of the franchise have resurfaced his speech from Hammil’s 2018 dedication, in which he said that he could still “feel her presence.”

Ford was the first main “Star Wars” cast member to be honored with a star on the Walk of Fame in 2003. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas sold his production company “Lucasfilms” to Disney in 2012, and they continue to produce several spinoff projects, most recently “The Mandalorian”.

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