Artists are paying tribute to Carrie Fisher with Princess Leia illustrations

Illustrators from around the world are paying tribute to Carrie Fisher by drawing cartoons of Princess Leia.

The 60-year-old actress passed away in hospital days after she had a heart attack, almost 40 years after rising to fame for her role as Leia Organa in the first instalment of the Star Wars trilogy, Episode IV: A New Hope.

And the drawings are a fitting tribute to the feisty, wise and powerful princess, made famous by Fisher.

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: "Aren't you a little short to be a Stormtrooper." #starwars #rip #ripcarrie #ripcarriefisher #carriefisher #princess #princessleia #princessleiaorgana

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Sad day for Star Wars fans! May the force be with her! 😭😔💔 #ripcarrie #ripcarriefisher #rip #princessleia #starwars

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‪This wasn't meant for today but we wanted to share it regardless. I think we're all a bit heartbroken. ‬

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#princessleia #rip #carriefisher

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May the force be with her, always.

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And as for Leia’s impact in 2015′s addition to the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, this is a good thread on Leia’s most recent incarnation as General Organa.

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