Billie Lourd Accepts Carrie Fisher's Disney Legends Award With Touching Speech

Carrie Fisher, Stan Lee Honored in Emotional Disney Legends Ceremony

Carrie Fisher and Stan Lee are officially legends. "She would be making me laugh and be off camera extending her middle finger - one of her favourite gestures".

Bob Iger, Walt Disney chairman and CEO, speaks during the Disney Legends Awards at the D23 Expo fan convention at the convention center in Anaheim, California, the United States, on July 14, 2017.

"We all miss her talent, her wit and her friendship", he said to the crowd at the biennial celebration of all things Disney. "She secretly always wanted to become a Disney princess, so getting to become a Disney princess and becoming a Disney legend would have been her ultimate dream". "I know if she were here this morning, she would've flipped me the bird at least twice this morning", he joked. "I loved her and we were like siblings". We'd have huge fights, [saying] "You're such a phoney, ' but we loved each other and what a great thrill it was to come back for 'The Force Awakens" at that time in our lives.

In addition to the emotional tribute to Fisher, Stan Lee's appearance took on extra poignancy. They had been married almost 70 years. "I want to thank, my family, my friends and of course my father's fans, who stood by him and behind him for over several decades".

He finished with a few words about Carrie, who died in December 2016. I'm so humbled and so grateful, and I love you all. He was more than a man, he was an inspiration, something to reach for. Talking about her role in her final film, The Last Jedi, Iger says, "As always, she brought her trademark strength, heart and humor to the role, which is truly, truly a legendary performance".

Singer Anika Noni Rose, a Disney legend herself, then graced the ceremony with her handsome rendition of "Go the Distance", a song from 1997 animated musical fantasy comedy "Hercules".

Fisher and Marshall died previous year. Marshall's children, Scott and Kathleen Marshall, accepted the recognition for their father. First thank you Mr Iger and Disney.

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