Mark Hamill pays respect to Carrie Fisher

  • Mark Hamill pays respect to Carrie Fisher

Mark Hamill pays respect to Carrie Fisher

The Star Wars actress, who died after suffering a heart attack in December 2016, was honoured posthumously with a Legend award from Walt Disney during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

"I'm trying to find a way to get people to start having conservations about bringing Song of the South back", she said of the film, which Disney has kept locked in its vault, refusing to issue either digitally or on disc. "We went to Disneyland so much that I now realize she might have even loved it more than I did". Disney boss Bob Iger then read a letter written by Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, who was unable to attend the ceremony.

Mark Hamill shows his hands after making his mark in cement on the red carpet after accepting a Disney Legends award at D23 Expo in Anaheim, on Friday, July 14, 2017. The announcement says by adding Disney Legend to her honors, she becomes the only "LEGOT" in the world. Lourd went on to explain that for Fisher becoming a Disney Legend was nearly as good as being a Disney Princess. The Star Wars universe won't be the same without General Leia, that's for sure. We'd have huge fights, [saying] "You're such a phoney, ' but we loved each other and what a great thrill it was to come back for 'The Force Awakens" at that time in our lives. "I know if she were here this morning, she would have flipped me the bird at least twice already".

Mark Hamill has been bestowed one of Disney's highest honors, but he can't believe Carrie Fisher wasn't there to see it. They said "Oh we're giving you this thing" and I was like "Oh ok thanks" and they were like "No, you don't understand".

Aside from Mark and Carrie, other awardees this year include Stan Lee, Oprah, director Gary Marshall, Marvel artist Jack Kirby, Disney animator Clyde Geronimi, Disney artist Manuel Gonzales, and Imagineer Wayne Jackson.