May the 4th be with you! Fans across the galaxy are spending today celebrating Star Wars, and many are taking to the Internet to post about the beloved franchise. A lot of the posts have been dedicated to Carrie Fisher, the actor best known for playing Leia Organa since the franchise’s inception in 1977. The iconic actor and writer passed away in December of 2016, but the tributes from her fans and loved ones haven’t slowed.
Fisher isn’t the only person being remembered today. Peter Mayhew, the actor known for portraying Chewbacca, passed away this week at age 74. Many of the posts celebrating Fisher are also honoring Mayhew, lending to a bittersweet celebration of their various accomplishments.
Many fans are also excited to see Fisher onscreen one more time later this year in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. According to director, J.J. Abrams, Leia will be featured in the film using unreleased footage of Fisher from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams made the choice to refrain from recasting or CGI, and fans are beyond grateful that the extra footage is available.
Here are some of the best tributes to Fisher and her beloved character. Enjoy and May the 4th be with you!
"Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow." (Carrie Fisher) #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/yn7r3G0Wcn— Tammy Richard (@Tammy_Richard) May 4, 2019
Let‘s also think about our beloved Princess Leia aka Carrie Fisher today 💔. #MayThe4thBeWithYou— ✨🦋Emilia Geißler 🦋✨ (@Emilia_GO1) May 4, 2019
In honor of Peter Mayhew (and Carrie Fisher), here’s Boogie and me a few Halloweens ago. pic.twitter.com/f5PeHVPCZB— Kimberly Atkins (@KimberlyEAtkins) May 3, 2019
Happy #StarWarsDay! ✨
Carrie Fisher’s fierce portrayal of Princess Leia, a leader in a male-dominated universe, continues to inspire girls all around the 🌍 to never give up on their dreams. #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/XUlkMZJUnC— UN Women (@UN_Women) May 4, 2019
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