April 13, 2017


Watch the Emotional Tribute to Carrie Fisher at 'Star Wars' 40th Anniversary Celebration

While it was a celebration for 40 years of Star Wars, an anniversary event as doubled as a time to mourn and tribute Carrie Fisher.

The Apr. 13 Star Wars Celebration in Orland, Fl., ended with a video tribute to the movie icon that looked into her life as Leia including footage from her first film to this year's upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi in which she appears. Watch the emotional, five-minute segment above.

Before the montage was shown, the star was tributed by Star Wars director George Lucas, Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "She loved you because you embraced all of her," Lourd told the crowd while wearing a white gown reminiscent of Princess Leia's iconic white outfit from the film, per Entertainment Weekly. "The strong soldier she was and the vulnerable side, who fought her own dark side."

Fans can see Fisher in The Last Jedi when it comes out in December. If all this has you feeling nostalgic, listen to a classic episode of Fuse's Besterday podcast which touches on Star Wars and other classic films below: