The actress will be given the 2,754th star on the Walk of Fame, next to the legendary El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
Carrie Fisher is finally getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 4, “Star Wars” Day, with her daughter, Billie Lourd, accepting it on her behalf. Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” movies, died of a heart attack at the age of 60 in 2016. The actress will be given the 2,754th star on the Walk of Fame, next to the legendary El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. According to PEOPLE, Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill, 71, shared news of the honor writing: "Long overdue and so well-deserved. #CarrieOnForever."
“Fans will be over the moon to know that their favorite movie princess, Carrie Fisher, will be honored with her star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame! Carrie will join her ‘Star Wars’ co-stars and fellow Walk of Famers Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford on this historic sidewalk,” Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez 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!”
Hamil received the star in 2018, while Ford, 80, had his ceremony in 2003, and Reynolds earned her star in 1960. Lourd, 30, remembered her mom on Instagram, writing, "It has been six years since my Momby died (feels like two but also like 705 at the same time?)."
"And unlike most other years since she's died, this year, these past two weeks have been some of the most joyful of my life," Lourd said in her post. "Giving birth to my daughter and watching my son meet her have been two of the most magical moments I have ever experienced. But with the magic of life tends to come the reality of grief. My mom is not here to meet either of them and isn't here to experience any of the magic. Sometimes the magical moments can also be the hardest. That's the thing about grief."
She continued, "I wish my Momby were here, but she isn't. So all I can do is hold onto the magic harder and hug my kids a little tighter. Tell them a story about her. Share her favorite things with them. Tell them how much she would have loved them."
As reported by TODAY, Fisher debuted with 1975’s "Shampoo" before hitting the heights of fame with "Star Wars." She also appeared in "When Harry Met Sally," "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "The Blues Brothers." A three-time Emmy nominee and Grammy winner, Fisher also appeared in "Family Guy," "Catastrophe," "Sex and the City," "30 Rock," and "Laverne & Shirley."
Debbie Reynolds, who died of a heart attack one day after her daughter, Fisher, was thinking of her in her final moments. “I miss her so much, I want to be with Carrie,” she said before passing, her son Todd reportedly told TMZ.
Reynolds was at her and Fisher’s property when she had to be rushed to the hospital for a possible stroke in December 2016, reported PEOPLE. On December 28, 2016, Reynolds took to Facebook to thank fans for their support and love. “Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter,” she said at the time. “I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop.”