Carrie Fisher Doesn't Have A Star On Hollywood's Walk Of Fame, So Fans Made One For Her

"She's touched my generation."

Shortly after her untimely death, Carrie Fisher fans began paying tribute to the star — and making a statement. 

Fisher, who died on Tuesday just four days after she had a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles, was an actress, writer, and a mental health advocate who inspired thousands of fans throughout her 41-year career.

But, to the surprise of many, the Star Wars actress — whose take-charge Princess Leia became an iconic figure to generations of women — did not have a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. 

So they decided to make her one.

Fisher's makeshift star is currently outside of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Although the star started out with just the late actress' name, fans have also added a message below that reads "May the force be with you always — Hope."

Jason Thomas, a dedicated Star Wars fan, took credit for helping to make the star a reality and told NBC Los Angeles his reasoning behind it. 

"When I found Carrie Fisher didn't have a star, I found that to be unacceptable," he said. "Decided to take it upon myself to make one for her. She's touched my generation."


Since the star's creation, fans have been sharing the touching tribute across social media.

As an homage to Fisher's iconic role as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" franchise, a fan provided a lightsaber.

Chelsea Edwards, a reporter for ABC's Southern California station, encountered other fans who helped created Fisher's star.

A representative for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the stars, told TMZ that it will allow fans to mourn Fisher's loss, but will remove it in a few days as they did with a makeshift star made for Prince after his death in April

Fisher is one of many celebrities who has yet to receive the coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Out of all of the original Star Wars actors, the only ones who have one are Harrison Ford and Alec Guinness, known for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

According to a report from NBC Los Angeles, hard work and talent aren't prerequisites to immediately receive one. Recipients are selected by a committee that goes through hundreds of applications a year. Then, the stars are purchased for $30,000 to pay for the ceremony as well, as any maintenance and repairs.

So when it comes to when Fisher will have a permanent spot on the coveted Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce told TMZ that someone needs to nominate Fisher to receive the star, but because of her death, there will be a five-year waiting period before she's eligible. (However, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, who died on Wednesday, does have a star.)

But if you ask these fans, the princess of the stars deserves to be among these ones for her iconic role and real-life outspokenness that inspired generations of women to be strong, empowered, and in control.

(H/T: NBC Los Angeles)

See more tributes to Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds in the video below:

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