Category: Actresses

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill honored as Disney Legends at D23


Source: ScreenRant

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill have been honored as Disney Legends in a special ceremony at the D23 Expo. It’s been an emotional year for Star Wars fans, following the sudden loss of Fisher when passed away at age 60 on December 27, 2016. Fortunately, Fisher had completed filming her scenes as General Leia in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi before her passing, and in the past few months months, Lucasfilm and Disney have slowly been revealing images and footage of the late screen icon in her final performance; along with tributes from several Star Wars luminaries  including Mark Hamill – at gatherings like Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, in April.

The celebration of Fisher continued at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, where the actress was posthumously named a Disney Legend in a ceremony where Hamill was named a Disney Legend as well. The introduction to the ceremony honoring Fisher, much like her tribute at D23, included a video featuring Fisher’s film acting work, as well as her accomplishments as a screenwriter and her life with her late showbiz mom Debbie Reynolds.

Following the presentation, Disney CEO Robert Iger delivered a tribute, saying, “Carrie has been an iconic part of the Star Wars franchise as you saw from the very beginning, and she will always hold a very special place in our hearts, and the hearts of fans around the world. We all miss her talent, her wit, and her friendship.” Talking about her role in her final film, The Last Jedi, Iger says, “As always, she brought her trademark strength, heart and humor to the role, which is truly, truly a legendary performance.”

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Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds dies at 84

debbie-carrie“A long time ago… I realized that I loved to sing, dance, and make people laugh,” Debbie Reynolds said in 2002. “The trick is finding something that you like and sticking with it.”

Source: EW

Debbie Reynolds’ death comes the day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, died unexpectedly at age 60. Debbie Reynolds was at Carrie Fisher’s estate Wednesday when she suffered a possible stroke and was rushed to the hospital. Her son, Todd Fisher, confirmed her death to multiple outlets including Variety, TMZ, and the Associated Press.

“She wanted to be with Carrie,” Todd told Variety. Debbie Reynolds released a statement about Carrie Fisher’s death on Dec. 27, thanking fans for their support and for embracing “the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter.”

Debbie Reynolds with her daughter Carrie Fisher.

I don’t know what kind of stupid unfair insane f*cking year we are living where only the good ones have to die… I’m done with 2016. All my thoughts are with Debbie Reynolds family right now, her son Todd Fisher and her granddaughter Billie Lourd.

Actress Billie Lourd with her mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds.

See also: Celebrities pay tribute after Debbie Reynolds dies at 84

Some of the amazing talented artists we lost in 2016

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