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Billie Lourd Accepts Carrie Fisher's Disney Legends Award

Billie Lourd Accepts Carrie Fisher's Disney Legends Award

"She secretly always wanted to be a Disney princess, so getting to be a Disney princess and a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream", she wrote.

Iger then introduced Kirby's friend and collaborator Lee, who has created thousands of characters and countless stories to become a cultural icon. He was more than a man, he was an inspiration, something to reach for. Lourd went on to explain that for Fisher becoming a Disney Legend was nearly as good as being a Disney Princess.

Personal items including jewellery, artwork and collectables will now belong to Billie, and she will also gain the rights to her mother's public image and likeness, as well as her intellectual property rights including ongoing proceeds from Carrie's books, specials, trademarks and copyrights.

'I am beyond grateful to Mr. Iger and everyone at Disney for this incredible honor. "I loved her. We were like siblings". But Fisher's status as a Disney Legend, as well as a Disney princess, means that her legacy will live on for years to come, just as it should.

Lourd posted a photo to Instagram on Saturday showing her, Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds, Fisher's mom and Lourd's grandmother, posing with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, a day after her mother was inducted as a Disney Legend in a ceremony as part of Disney's D23 Expo.

The D23 paid homage to Winfrey and her long history of work in the movies and television.

"I have been a Disney fan as long as I can remember".

Fans will get to see Fisher's final performance when The Last Jedi lands in theaters December 15.

Mark Hamill, who worked with Carrie on The Force Awakens, also won a Disney Legends Award and spoke about her in his acceptance speech. "Star Wars" creator George Lucas and Johnny Depp were among the Disney Legends inductees in 2015. What I should've said was I was really surprised.

"The super cool space sis I have in Carrie Francis Fisher. The good and the bad!", he said while remembering Fisher.

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