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Carrie Fisher Tribute at 'Star Wars' Celebration Honors Late Actress

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By    |   Friday, 14 Apr 2017 09:59 AM

Carrie Fisher was honored with a video tribute at the Star Wars fan convention Thursday in Florida, and more than a million people watched it on social media.

The video was shown at the end of the 40th anniversary panel that included George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Hayden Christiansen and Billy Dee Williams, Rolling Stone magazine noted.

The tribute was viewed more than 1.3 million times on YouTube in one day.

"My mom, like Leia, wasn't ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable, but not me and not you," Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd said, according to Rolling Stone. "That was why she loved you, because you accepted and embraced all of her."

The tribute video featured the first footage of Fisher on the set of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," due out in December, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fisher died Dec. 27 at 60, four days after suffering a cardiac event on a flight from London to Los Angeles, reported CNN. Her mother, Oscar-nominated actress Debbie Reynolds, died the following day at 84, Variety noted.

"She played a part that was very smart, and she was having to hold her own against two big lugs, goofballs that were screwing everything up," Lucas said of Fisher, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "She was the boss. It was her war, and when I cast it, I said I want somebody young to play the part.

"I want somebody very young. When Carrie came in, she was that character. She was very strong, very smart, very funny, very bold, very tough, and there really wasn't much of a question. There are not very many people like her. They are one in a billion. For this particular part, it was absolutely perfect. … She wore a dress through the whole thing, but she was the toughest in the group," Lucas continued.

Lucas went on to call Fisher "brilliant" and said she will "always be the princess who took command and never backed down, never was in jeopardy. She was always helping the other guys get out of the messes she created. We'll all love her forever and ever."

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