Star Wars honors the late Carrie Fisher on the two-year anniversary of her death. Appearing in five of the franchise's films over the course of four decades, the actress has forever been an integral part of the Star Wars legacy. Fisher's performances as Leia Organa touched and inspired millions of people around the globe, which is why it was so difficult for many when she passed away in December 2016 due to complications from a heart attack. Fans continue to mourn the loss to this day, paying tribute and respect to the icon however they can.
Though Fisher is sadly no longer with us, the character of Leia still has a part to play in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which concludes next December with J.J. Abrams' Episode IX. Earlier this year, it was revealed the general would appear in the movie via unused footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, though it's currently unknown how sizable her role will be. Lucasfilm will unveil all the necessary information when the time is right, but for now they're simply remembering Fisher.
With today (December 27, 2018) marking the two-year anniversary of Fisher's passing, the official Star Wars UK Twitter account posted a short video consisting of clips of Fisher from her five Star Wars films. It's set to the character's theme music that John Williams composed. Check it out in the space below:
Two years missed. Our princess and general, Carrie Fisher. pic.twitter.com/fCGmhhlNTP— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) December 27, 2018
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🎏🅾️®️ ♏️🅾️♏️🅱️🌱It has been two years since my Momby’s death and I still don’t know what the “right” thing to do on a death anniversary is (I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way about your loved ones). So I decided to do something a little vulnerable for me, but something we both loved to do together - sing. This is the piano her father gave her and this was one of her favorite songs. And as the song says, we must “keep on moving”. I’ve found that what keeps me moving is doing things that make me happy, working hard on the things that I’m passionate about and surrounding myself with people I love and making them smile. I hope this encourages anyone feeling a little low or lost to “keep on moving”. As my Momby once said, “take your broken heart and turn it into art” - whatever that art may be for you. ❤️
This is a nice and touching gesture on the part of the studio, and just one of similar sentiments being posted on social media today. Earlier, Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd took to Instagram to share an extremely emotional video (watch it above) of herself playing piano and singing "These Days" by Jackson Browne. In the caption, Lourd mentioned that singing was "something we both loved to do together" and that track in particular was a favorite of her mother's. Elsewhere, Star Wars fans around the globe are remembering Fisher in their own way, reflecting on the tremendous impact she had in several aspects of life. Fisher was truly a one-of-a-kind talent that could never be replaced.
The pain several felt after Fisher's death is still quite raw, and it'll likely stay that way for a while. No doubt, Fisher's posthumous appearance in Episode IX will be a genuinely affecting moment for everyone - especially since the movie will premiere shortly before the third anniversary of her passing. Hopefully, whatever Abrams has up his sleeve will give Leia the fitting sendoff she most definitely deserves, ending the Skywalker saga on the highest of notes.
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