Yesterday marked the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, a brilliant writer, activist, and actress also known for playing the character of Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. In the short span of time since the news broke, celebrities, fans, and gamers have found ways to pay respect to Fisher.
In Bioware’s MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, countless players are making their way to Alderann’s House Organa, which served as Leia’s home during the long span of time between episodes III and IV in the series. PC Gamer reports that higher-level players have been battling the NPCs that roam around Alderann so that lower-level players can pay tribute.
Other users are creating video tributes to Fisher, like this one put together by Kerry-Aiden Nobbs:
On the forums for The Old Republic, players have started a petition asking for a statue for a character resembling Fisher to be erected. Bioware has not yet responded to the petition.
Fisher’s passing made a dark year for celebrity deaths even darker. Still, it’s a small comfort to see so many people gathering to pay respects in both the real world and virtual ones.