Mark Hammill best known as Luke Skywalker, twin to Princess Leia, the late Carrie Fisher, paid tribute to her today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando today. It was a heart felt, candid talk about the woman he loved as a friend and co worker. You can feel the loss in him and I think talking it to everyone gave him a bit of healing. Here is the Mark’s tribute:
Star Wars Celebration 2017 started off by remembering Carrie Fisher, our Princess Leia. Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter introduced the tribute video wearing a Princess Leia dress most recognizable when Carrie was Leia. The video is perfect, and will bring you to tears. Carrie was and is much missed at the celebration but will never be forgotten.
The tribute video can be seen below or on StarWars.com
On Friday Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Details of the events on the plane are slowly emerging, even a week later. What we do know for sure is that Carrie passed away on Tuesday, December 27, Heartbroken by the loss, her mother legendary actress Debbie Reynolds also passed away.
Carrie is best known for her portrayal as Princess/General Leia in the Star Wars franchise. Her work within the mental health community is also not to be forgotten as she helped so many people and continues to help even in death.
Debbie Reynolds was in many films throughout her career, most famously “Singing in the Rain” at the age of 19. The same age that Carrie became our princess.
Carrie was 60 and Debbie was 84. They are set to have a joint funeral and will be buried at Hollywood Hills at Forest Lawn.