Carrie Fisher will be honored with the star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Carrie Fisher receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a May 4 tribute to one of star wars the franchise’s most beloved characters.

On Thursday, Fisher – who died in 2016 – joined star wars co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill on the Hollywood tourist attraction that recognizes luminaries from film, television, music and other entertainment industries. The stars of the trio are all located on the 6,800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near where the original film debuted in 1977.

Fisher played Leia Organa, who in six films went from princess to general leading the forces of good in her fight against oppressive regimes aiming to control a galaxy far, far away. Billie Lourd will accept the star on behalf of her mother.

Fans have long campaigned for her to receive a star on the Walk of Fame. The honor comes on May 4, basically a holiday for star wars fans, it’s a play on a line Fisher would often say in the movies, “May the Force be with you.”

In this image from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, late actor Carrie Fisher is seen hugging star Daisy Ridley. Fisher’s performance was pieced together from unused footage from The Force Awakens, a previous film in the Star Wars series. (Lucasfilms Ltd.)

Devotees around the world are celebrating with a variety of tributes, while retailers are holding special sales on star wars merchandise.

The induction ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. PT and will be broadcast live by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Fisher will receive the 2,754th star on the Walk of Fame. Ford received his star in 2003 and Hamill was honored in 2018.

Walk of Fame stars are awarded to artists who are nominated and a fee of US$75,000 is now required to create and maintain the star.

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