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Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher honored as 'Legends' by Disney

Associated Press logo Associated Press 7/14/2017 By RYAN PEARSON, AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2011, file photo, Mark Hamill arrives at Spike TV's Video Game Awards in Culver City, Calif. Hamill and Carrie Fisher were named “Disney Legends” during a ceremony Friday, July 14, 2017, at the company’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Joe Kohen, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2011, file photo, Mark Hamill arrives at Spike TV's Video Game Awards in Culver City, Calif. Hamill and Carrie Fisher were named “Disney Legends” during a ceremony Friday, July 14, 2017, at the company’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Joe Kohen, File)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill says he can't believe that he has been bestowed one of Disney's highest honors and Carrie Fisher wasn't there to see it.

Hamill and Fisher were named "Disney Legends" during a ceremony Friday at the company's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. He says Fisher would have making him laugh at the event and treating it with some irreverence.

The 65-year-old actor says Fisher would likely have been showing him the middle finger, just out of sight of the cameras. He says it was one of her favorite gestures.

Fisher died unexpectedly in December.

The "Star Wars" star says even on Friday morning, he hadn't wrapped his head around receiving the honor, which was also bestowed on Friday to Oprah Winfrey and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

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