The Last Jedi: Star Wars makers release first footage of Carrie Fisher

In the video tribute, Fisher says in archival footage, "I think I am Princess Leia and Princess Leia is me". It will be her last (non-computer-generated) Star Wars cameo.

The 40th anniversary celebration of the Star Wars franchise in Orlando, Florida, closed out with a 5-minute tribute to Fisher and her oneness with the character that made her a star.

The 24-year-old has been laying low since losing her mum Carrie and grandmother Debbie Reynolds within a day of one another in late December (16), and she skipped a public memorial for the two screen icons in Los Angeles on 25 March (17). "We'll all love her forever and ever".

The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, featured Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Hayden Christensen, Peter Mayhew, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels and Dave Filoni.

A video tribute featuring clips of Fisher both on set and off then aired at the Star Wars Celebration, which was live-streamed online. Additionally, we've also embedded the Carrie Fisher tribute video that was shown below, which was a handsome and moving clip that will surely have you in tears, as it did most people at Celebration.

Fisher, who died days after suffering cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles, was an obvious topic of conversation on the first day of the event.

The Star Wars convention in Orlando has become one of the largest in the country, bringing people from all over the world to the city to attend.

  • Salvatore Jensen