31 Dec '16, 3am

They loved her and she knows: Mardi Gras krewe honours Fisher

They loved her and she knows: Mardi Gras krewe honours Fisher

NEW ORLEANS — Their hair wrapped in side buns, wielding lightsabers and dressed as everything from Wookiees to stormtroopers, thousands of people turned out on Friday (Dec 30) to honour Carrie Fisher, the actress famous for her iconic role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies. Fisher, whose tough-talking princess defied Empire generals while tossing off one-liners like “into the garbage chute, flyboy”, died on Tuesday. In New Orleans, where death is marked by both mourning and merriment, the Mardi Gras group called the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus organised a parade in honour of the woman they consider royalty. “This is a public demonstration of our love for Princess Leia,” said Brooke Ethridge, one of the founders of the Leijorettes, a dancing group made up of fans who dress like Princess Leia. “Our first instinct was to hit the streets and parade and celebrate ...

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