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Watch Live: Mark Hamill's tribute to Carrie Fisher at 'Star Wars Celebration'


UPI News Service, 04/14/2017 

Starting at 5:30 p.m. EST, Star Wars Celebration in Orlando continues with a special panel hosted by Mark Hamill to honor the late Carrie Fisher.

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A film and Star Wars icon, Fisher famously portrayed Princess Leia throughout the franchise starting with Star Wars: A New Hope which released in May of 1977.

The actress died at the age of 60 in December after going into cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Fisher will still be appearing as Leia in upcoming sequels Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Episode IX according to her brother Todd Fisher. Her likeness was last used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

On Thursday, Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd paid tribute to her mother alongside Star Wars creator George Lucas as they wrapped up a 40th anniversary panel celebrating the release of A New Hope.

Lourd was seen wearing a white dress that resembled the one Fisher famously donned in A New Hope.

"My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began," Lourd said onstage. "She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn't ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable."

"She taught me by her own example, that the most evolved person is seemingly a contradiction - they are both the strongest and the most vulnerable person in the room. And that was her. That is Leia," she continued.



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