It's been quite the month for Star Wars fans. Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi continued the main narrative of the beloved franchise, purposefully subverting fan expectations and polarizing audiences. And aside from setting up the eventual conclusion of J.J. Abrams' Episode IX, the most recent sequel also served as Carrie Fisher's final appearance as General Leia. Everyone in the Star Wars community felt Fisher's absence during the promotion and release of The Last Jedi, especially as we recently met the anniversary of her shocking death. While plenty of folks like Mark Hamill have posted touching tributes to the legendary actress and writer, some fans have paid tribute in a unique and very Carrie way over at Lucasfilm. Namely, by placing Coca Cola bottles alongside a touching note. Fisher was famous for her constant Coke consumption, and the fans seem to be honoring this in her death. Check it out.
This tweet showed how Star Wars fans honored Carrie Fisher on the first anniversary of her sudden death. Carrie Fisher's signature drink was left on the fountain of Yoda at Lucasfilm, alongside candles and a note to the late actress.
While Carrie Fisher eventually gave up and drugs and alcohol after recovering from substance abuse problems, she did have one vice: soft drinks, specifically Coca Cola. In the later years of her life, Fisher was known for always having a Coke on hand, including while filming her role in the last two Star Wars films and during promotional tours. Mark Hamill and others have shared memories of Carrie after her death, and how she always had a one liner and a Coca Cola at the ready.
Carrie Fisher's penchant for soda can be especially seen in HBO's documentary Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The touching doc about Carrie and her mother Debbie Reynolds was released after both of their untimely deaths last year, to rave reviews. In fact, Bright Lights is one of the few films to reach a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes this year. Even as she was filmed working out to get into shape for The Force Awakens, Carrie had a Coke in hand. She just loved the stuff.
A closer look at the note that accompanies Carrie Fisher's Coke tribute at Lucasfilm can be seen below, with the word "Hope" written in large font, with the Rebel logo drawn into the letter O.
How sweet is that? This latest tribute just proves how much Carrie Fisher and her legacy as General Leia mean to the Star Wars community. She has been a strong female figure that inspired generations, and her death truly shook the world of entertainment last December.