Christina Pellegrini
Updated Jul 15, 2017 @ 11:23 am
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Carrie Fisher attends the 54th New York Film Festival - "Bright Lights" Photo Cal on October 10, 2016 in New York City.
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Carrie Fisher, Star Wars actress and role model for women everywhere, just received an awesome award. Disney inducted Carrie Fisher into the Disney Legends hall of fame at the D23 convention. While we still miss her dearly, it brings us great joy to see her honored in this way. (FYI, D23 is a biennial 3-day fan convention, and 10 other artists also received the accolade.)

Carrie’s daughter shares our sentiments. Billie Lourd penned a touching letter to be read at the ceremony (which she was unable to attend).

The letter was both bittersweet and inspiring, and spoke to her mother’s lifelong love of the Disney franchise.

Disney CEO and event emcee, Bob Iger, read the heartwarming note aloud. In it, Billie recalls memories of visiting Disneyland as a young girl with her mom.

She also shared a photo on Instagram:

As big fans of Disney princesses, we’re so excited that she’s joined their ranks as well.

In addition, Carrie’s longtime Star Wars co-star, Mark Hamill, was also honored. Unsurprisingly, he had some nice things to say as well.

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Undoubtedly, Princess Leia will continue to live on in the Disney Legends hall of fame.