Carrie Fisher to receive Hollywood star in May the Fourth tribute

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Carrie Fisher is to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a May the Fourth tribute to one of the Star Wars franchise’s most popular figures.

Fisher, who died in 2016, joins Star Wars co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill on the Hollywood tourist attraction that recognises luminaries from film, television, music and other entertainment industries.

The trio’s stars are all located on the 6,800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near where the original film debuted in 1977.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens European Premiere – London
Carrie Fisher was a popular figures among Star Wars fans (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Actress Billie Lourd will be accepting the star on behalf of her mother.

Fans have long campaigned for her to receive a Walk of Fame star.

The honour comes on May the Fourth, essentially an official holiday for Star Wars fans that is a play on a line that Fisher said often in the films – “May the Force be with you”.

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Mark Hamill has also received a Hollywood star (Ian West/PA)

The induction ceremony will be held at 11.30am Pacific and live-streamed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Fisher will be given the 2,754th star on the Walk of Fame. Ford received his star in 2003 and Hamill was honoured in 2018.

Walk of Fame stars are given to performers who are nominated and a 75,000 dollar (£60,400) fee is now required to create the star and maintain it.

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