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"Always with us" – Family, friends, and fans pay tribute to Carrie Fisher on her birthday

Carrie Fisher’s legacy will live forever. Want proof? Just check out the outpouring of love, memories, and magical moments on what would have been the Star Wars: The Last Jedi star’s 61st birthday. Even Carrie’s pet dog, Gary, is getting involved, so be sure to get the tissues ready.

First off, Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd – who tragically also lost her grandmother just a day after her mother’s passing – took to Instagram to show off an old family photo of the two. 

There’s also a tattoo of the stars and moon adorning Lourd’s ankle, a carbon copy of the one her mother had.

🖤✨🌙✨🖤 @_dr_woo_

A photo posted by @praisethelourd on Oct 21, 2017 at 6:02pm PDT

In case you weren’t already holding back the tears, this will get the waterworks going: a pic of Carrie Fisher cuddled up alongside her bulldog Gary.

Of course, with Fisher being the icon that she was, and still is, it goes without saying that it’s not just her family that were touched by her greatness. Mark Hamill weighed in with another photo of the two taking to the dancefloor a long time ago in a hall far, far away. It’s all kinds of sweet.

Fans also took to Twitter to pay tribute to their favourite princess. Below is just a taster of those who had their lives so positively affected by Carrie Fisher across so many years. I could post them all but we’d literally be here all day.

There was even a repeat of that brilliant tribute video from earlier this year; Carrie Fisher in all of her resplendent glory and, fittingly, with a great big smile on her face.

Even if she’s no longer with us, Carrie Fisher will always be in our hearts. And remember, to honour her legacy is to have fun along the way:

Image: Lucasfilm

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