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Carrie Fisher will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame "star wars" day

Late actress Carrie Fisher will be posthumously honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday.

The icon, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” trilogy, will have her name commemorated on Hollywood Boulevard near the El Capitan Theater on “Star Wars” Day on May 4 — joined by her Galactic co-stars, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. , who already has a star on the Walk of Fame

“I’m happy to add that her star is just a few feet away from Mark Hamill’s star and her legendary mother Debbie Reynolds’ star,” Walk of Fame producer Anna Martinez said in a statement.

Carrie Fisher attends an awards event in 2015

Carrie Fisher attends the 7th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 14, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

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Hamill responded to the news on Twitter, calling the honor “long overdue and very well deserved.”

According to the statement, Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, will accept the star on her mother’s behalf.

Fisher, who followed her star parents’ footsteps into show business, made her film debut in “Shampoo” and appeared in other hits like “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Blues Brothers.”

Her television credits included “Laverne and Shirley”, “Sex and the City” and “30 Rock”.

In addition to her acting credits, Fisher boasts a successful writing career, publishing three novels and two memoirs and writing the screenplay for the 1990 Meryl Streep film “Postcards from the Edge.”

Fisher has died 2016 at the age of 60 after falling ill on a flight.

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