Carrie Fisher to be Honored Over Pizza

By By Riccardo Ghilardi photographer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons (File:Carrie Fisher 2013.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

By By Riccardo Ghilardi photographer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons (File:Carrie Fisher 2013.jpg) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The NYC Star Wars Fan Club has organized a tribute to Carrie Fisher tomorrow at Champion Pizza in Manhattan. All fans dressed in Stars Wars attire will get free pizza.

Fisher, who played the iconic role of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as last year’s The Force Awakens, died at the age of 60 of heart failure this morning. She suffered a heart attack on her flight from London to Los Angeles, returning home after promoting her latest book.

Fans will be gathering across the world in honor of the Star Wars star that passed away. The owner of the pizzeria, Hakki Akdeniz, is a lifelong Star Wars fan and will have his staff dressed in costumes from the popular movie series. They expect to give out over 10,000 slices in the next 48 hours to devoted fans.

What: Tribute in Honor of Carrie Fisher
Where: Champion Pizza located at 17 Cleveland Place in Soho, Manhattan
When: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:30am

Attribution for banner image: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Carrie Fisher, CC BY-SA 2.0

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