Published Apr 14, 2017 06:57pm

Star Wars gave Carrie Fisher a tribute and we can't stop crying

Star Wars just celebrated 40 years in Florida on Thursday.

The Star Wars Celebration saw stars who've been a part of the franchise attend the grand event. Creator George Lucas, Harrison Ford and even prequels actor Hayden Christensen were all in attendance.

But the event wasn't at it's happiest, not without Carrie Fisher who was remembered by all the guests. Director Lucas, daughter Billie Lourd all took to the stage to remember and honour the galaxy's favourite rebel.

The tribute to Carrie Fisher had everyone in tears.

Billie Lourd introduced the tribute, sharing a lesson her mother taught her: "If life isn't funny, then it's just true, and that is unacceptable."

Watch the tribute here. And try not to cry. We did.

George Lucas, joined by producer Kathleen Kennedy, gave a lenghty tribute to the beloved Leia Organa. He spoke about his time with her and how amazing she was as a person.

"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.

He added, "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."

About working with her he said, "She was very challenging in terms of pointing out that certain pieces of dialogue were a little hard to say. She was brilliant, and obviously we will all miss her, but 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."

Billie Lourd also took a picture with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, the "two big lugs" and that gave everyone an extra case of the feels.

Carrie Fisher will be seen in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and will also have an appearance in Episode IX.

The force will always be with you Carrie Fisher. Thank you for proving that not all princesses need to be rescued.

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Jamal Apr 15, 2017 04:58am

I remember the day (now around 40 years ago) my dad took me to see Star Wars in Karachi. He was a movie buff but little did I know that a science fiction flick would turn into an experience of a lifetime.

I am sure he is looking down at me with a smile from a galaxy far far away. Thank you dad.

wahalamalala Apr 15, 2017 09:12am

@Jamal No sad faces.