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Star Wars fans remember Carrie Fisher in LA

AAP logoAAP 1/01/2017

Star Wars fans have wept as they held a moment of silence at one of Hollywood's famous landmarks to pay tribute to the late Carrie Fisher.

Around 100 people gathered outside the TCL Chinese Theatre, with many dressed as Fisher's famous character Princess Leia, following the US actress's death at the age of 60.

Actor Casper Van Dien and his girlfriend Jennifer Wenger, who donned Leia's famous gold bikini from Return Of The Jedi, were among those in the crowd.

Wenger broke down in tears as she hailed Fisher as her "role model".

"I love Carrie Fisher. She meant a lot to all of us girls," she told the Press Association.

"She was the first really strong female lead that I saw growing up. Star Wars meant everything to me.

"She's such an honest, amazing woman and such an incredible spirit."

'Star Wars' fans dressed as Princess Leia, in honour of actress Carrie Fisher. © AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes 'Star Wars' fans dressed as Princess Leia, in honour of actress Carrie Fisher. Van Dien, famous for his leading role in sci-fi film Starship Troopers, said he was "devastated" by Fisher's death.

"I met her at Stan Lee's Comic Con once, just briefly," he said.

"I'm just a huge fan of Star Wars."

Fisher died in hospital on December 27 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles four days earlier.

Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died from a suspected stroke aged 84 just a day after Fisher's death.

Their family has confirmed the two stars will be buried together at a joint funeral.

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