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Watch The Heartfelt Tribute 'Star Wars' Gave Carrie Fisher

Jess Hardiman

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Watch The Heartfelt Tribute 'Star Wars' Gave Carrie Fisher

It's almost a year on from the sad and surprising death of actress Carrie Fisher, who died at the age of 60 on 27 December 2016 after suffering a heart attack.

To honour her, the folk behind Star Wars pulled together a heartfelt tribute that was presented during a 40th anniversary panel, when George Lucas, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Carrie's daughter Billie took to the stage to present the footage.

Get the tissues at the ready, sit back and enjoy some of Fisher's greatest moments.


Credit: Star Wars / YouTube

As the tribute film shows through clips from films, behind the scene footage and old interviews, Fisher was a star to many both on and off-screen. She'd become pretty renowned for her honest, sharp tongue - and being an all-round badass.

Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Friday 23 December last year when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital. She was treated for a heart attack, but she later died.

When she died, family spokesman Simon Halls - speaking on behalf of Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd - said: "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother, Carrie Fisher, passed away at 8:55 this morning.


"She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."

Her mum, Debbie Reynolds - who Carrie was very close to - died the next day following a stroke.

Fisher was best known for playing Princess Leia Organa in the Star Wars franchise, and had also starred in hit films including The Blues Brothers, Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters and When Harry Met Sally.


Credit: Star Wars / 20th Century Fox

Recently, Mark Hamill appeared on The Graham Norton Show to talk about The Last Jedi, when the host asked him about how he felt when he discovered that Darth Vader was revealed as Luke's dad way back in the 80s.

He said he was one of three people responsible for keeping the plot twist secret - and took the task so seriously that even his on-screen sister Carrie Fisher didn't know about it.

He told Graham: "I had to keep it a secret for about a year and a half."


Why? Well, he couldn't tell Carrie because she well-known for being a rubbish secret keeper.

Since her death, those close to her have shared all kinds of anecdotes about Carrie - and we expect there'll be plenty more doing the rounds as people honour her on the first anniversary of her death.


Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Star Wars, Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment

Jess Hardiman
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