December 28, 2016 8:32 pm
Updated: December 29, 2016 3:20 pm

Impromptu Walk of Fame star created for Carrie Fisher by her fans

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Fans seeking to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher have created an impromptu star for the actress on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

Fisher fans took over a blank star on Hollywood Boulevard and used paste-on letters to spell out her name and the phrase “May the force be with you always.” Candles and flowers surround the star.

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Fisher did not have an official star on the Walk of Fame, but administrators of the Los Angeles tourist attraction are allowing the tribute temporarily to give fans a place to mourn.

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There has also been a run on Fisher’s books since the Star Wars actress and humorist died on Tuesday.

Fisher, the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, had been hospitalized since Friday, when paramedics responded to a report of a patient in distress at Los Angeles airport.

WATCH: Fans create Walk of Fame star for Carrie Fisher

Her most recent book, The Princess Diarist, was on top of Amazon’s list of bestselling books on Wednesday. Wishful Drinking and Postcards From the Edge were also in Amazon’s top 10, with Shockaholic ranked as No. 57.

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Five of the top 10 books on Amazon’s “Movers and Shakers” list, which measures titles that show the greatest upward movement in sales over a 24-hour period, were by Fisher. That list also included Courtney Carbone’s book, I Am a Princess, about Fisher’s Princess Leia character, at No. 11.

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HBO, which is airing a documentary Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher next year, added a New Year’s Day showing of Fisher’s one-woman stand-up special Wishful Drinking.

The network called Fisher “a great friend and a rare talent who left us with so many lasting memories with her wonderful sense of humour and unique and honest perspective on life.”

Viewers also will hear Fisher’s voice again on two new episodes of Fox’s animated comedy Family Guy.

She reprised her role as Angela, brewery boss to Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane). Air dates have yet to be set for the episodes, Fox said Wednesday.

Meanwhile, comic Steve Martin found himself the topic of discussion online about a tweet that he posted, then deleted, that said: “When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher … was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.”

Martin received some online criticism for initially focusing on her appearance instead of her work, which in turn drew backlash for being a too sensitive reading of his tribute.

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