This is sweet. Some local folks have created a spur of the moment tribute to legendary actress and writer CARRIE FISHER who passed away earlier this week after suffering a devastating heart attack on board a plane from London to Los Angeles. The actress, best known for her role as Princess/General Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” films and as a writer of novels, memoirs and film scripts was also the daughter of two other entertainment legends, singer Eddie Fisher who passed away in 2010 and actress/singer Debbie Reynolds who very sadly passed away the day after her daughter died.
To pay tribute to the star, who was only 60 when she died and had just completed work on the 8th Star Wars film, a memorial gathering is happening TONIGHT (Friday, December 30, 2016) at 7 pm at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Fans of Ms Fisher are being encouraged to show up with toy light sabers (or glow sticks or flashlights if you don’t have a light saber handy…) to “light up the sky” to honor the actress/writer/advocate of mental health issues.
A bit more info via the Facebook invite:
Carrie Fisher was an Icon. A beloved figure both on and off screen. Let us say farewell by gathering together on Friday, December 30th as we celebrate the life of our favorite Princess. Join us at Seattle Center right by the Fisher Pavilion at 7pm. Bring as many lightsabers as you can carry. Don’t have a saber? Glow sticks and flashlights are just as good. Feel free to come in plain clothes or costumes. All are welcome here. At 7:30 we will have a moment of silence followed by our lightsaber tribute. We will light up the sky as we say farewell to Carrie. Afterwards, feel free to hang around and mingle with fellow fans, have lightsaber battles, or just enjoy the scenery. Carrie is now one with the Force, and May the Force be with us all.
A toast to the legendary wit and charm of Carrie Fisher.