Fans in Seattle will host a lightsaber vigil at the Fisher Pavilion under the Space Needle Friday evening to honor the late Carrie Fisher, according to a Facebook event. Fisher died of a heart attack Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 60.
The actress was best known for her role as the iconic Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, making a lightsaber tribute a fitting farewell. A Seattle-based fan named Mark Edwards began organizing the vigil after being inspired by friends in his home state of Texas who were hosting similar events.
"I searched online to see if anything similar was happening locally and, when I couldn't find anything, I decided to try and put something together myself," Edwards told KIRO 7 in Seattle.
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"I have been amazed at the response so far," he added. "It's a real testament to Carrie, to see these people coming together with a shared passion."
The Facebook event reads:
Fisher was on tour to promote her new memoir, "The Princess Diarist," and had reprised her role as Leia in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" last year.