Carrie Fisher's 64th birthday honoured by Mark Hamill and Star Wars fans

Carrie Fisher’s fans and former Star Wars co-stars have remembered the late actress on what would have been her 64th birthday.

The actress, who died in December 2016, starred as Princess Leia in Star Wars received tributes from friends and fans to mark her birthday.

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker alongside Carrie in the 1977 film, shared a touching photo of him about to kiss Carrie, captioned: ‘Happy Birthday Carrie Frances Fisher. The world will never stop missing you…..’

The official UK account for Star Wars also posted a tribute, writing: ‘Today, we take a moment to remember the woman who gave us Princess Leia. Here’s to you, Carrie Fisher.’

Actor George Takei wrote: ‘Thinking of Carrie Fisher on what would have been her 64th birthday. What’s your favorite work by Ms. Fisher, friends?’

Fans also shared tributes to the star, writing: ‘happy 64th birthday to the brightest star in the sky, the one and only carrie fisher.

‘Thank you for speaking out your mind and being an immense inspiration to so many people, for teaching us to be our own heroes and to not be afraid of who we are’.

Another added: ‘Carrie Fisher a fearless leader in her own right. She never failed to amaze us with her unique and witty humor, helped us realize the power of speaking out about our true self and mental illness. She will always be ICONIC.’

Carrie had died of a heart attack on December 27, 2016 after falling ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles four days earlier.

A passenger sitting near to Carrie reported that she had stopped breathing around 15 minutes before the aircraft landed, and CPR was performed on her until paramedics arrived.

She was taken to hospital and remained in intensive care until she died four days later, at the age of 60.

She died before finishing filming on the recent Star Wars trilogy and director JJ Abrams used footage from The Force Awakens for The Rise Of Skywalker.

The star’s mother and fellow Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds died a day after her daughter on December 28, at the age of 84.

Carrie had been a much-loved star of the Star Wars movies, playing Princess Leia from the original Star Wars film in 1977.

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