Late-legendary “Star Wars” star Carrie Fisher is finally getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame nearly seven years after her death.
The actress, who famously played Princess Leia in the film franchise, will be honored posthumously on quite possibly the most perfect day, May 4th, Fox News reported. It is the day that many fans have come to call “Star Wars Day,” playing off the famous line, “May the force be with you.”
Fisher died in December 2016 after she had a heart attack. She was 60.
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According to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Fisher’s star will be near the famous El Capitan Theatre and the 2,754th star honored in the Motion Pictures category.
“Carrie will join her ‘Star Wars’ co-stars and fellow Walk of Famers Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on this historic sidewalk,” Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said. “I am happy to add, that her star is just a few feet away from the star of Mark Hamill and across the street from the star of her legendary mother Debbie Reynolds!”
Reynolds died one day after Fisher.
Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, 30, will accept the star on her mother’s behalf.
Hamill celebrated the news, tweeting: “Long overdue & so well-deserved,” followed by the hashtag #CarrieOnForever.
Fisher made her film debut in “Shampoo” before starring in the “Star Wars” trilogy. She also appeared in “When Harry Met Sally,” “The Blues Brothers,” and had made television appearances on “Laverne & Shirley,” “Sex and the City,” and was nominated for an Emmy for her work on “30 Rock.”