She debuted as Princess Leia in Star Wars 40 years ago, and over the years fans have established a strong bond with actress Carrie Fisher, despite most of them having never met her. Recently, her first death anniversary was observed, and the internet was deluged with tributes to her. A few fans went beyond posting tributes in their bid to show their love for the icon and left a note as well as a couple of Coca-Cola bottles at the famous Yoda Fountain of Lucasfilm at San Francisco, California.
A Lucasfilm publicist revealed the image online, stating, “Stopped by the office this morning and someone left a nice little tribute to Carrie @ the Yoda fountain.”
A fan responded to the photo with their own photo of the tribute, which gave a better look at the note beside the candles and soda bottles.
Fans who knew the actress also know that Fisher had a liking for Coca-Cola, and her father Eddie Fisher used to be a representative of the brand in the 50s.
Fisher had appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show in November 2016, and the show’s host remarked that Fisher’s coffee mug had the beverage in it, contrary to the coffee, tea or water preferred by most other guests. Fisher admitted that she opened “maybe 16” Coca-Cola beverages daily.
“But I don’t drink all of them. I start them, but then it starts to get warm. And then you have to get another one … They have to (have) that sharp, sharp cold taste,” Fisher explained.
Although she loved the beverage, Fisher had to give up her consumption of the drink when she started getting ready to play Leia in The Force Awakens.
“They like to hire part of me,” she said. “So I have to get rid of the part they don’t want. So when I’m hired for Star Wars, every time, they have hired about three-quarters of the size that I am.”
The heart-warming tribute to the late actress was just one of the various ways in which people remembered Fisher, and her friends/family members shared their admiration on social media.
Her on-screen brother Mark Hamill showed several photos of her and added the message, “No one’s ever really gone…#AlwaysWithUs #CarrieOnForever.”
Fisher’s The Last Jedi co-star Laura Dern also posted photos with the caption “To a goddess, an icon, and a truth-teller. The deepest kind of inspiration. Thinking today of the privilege of knowing you.”
Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd went to Norway to see the Northern Lights, and that’s something she had always wished to do with her mother, but, couldn’t do. She shared a photo of the phenomenon and captioned it, “She drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.”
Even Carrie Fisher’s dog who had been by her side during interviews for The Force Awakens had posted a photo featuring them both with the caption, “We miss you more than ever.”
You can check Fisher’s last performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, currently playing in cinemas.