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Local "Star Wars" fans gather to remember their princess

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The community came together in Coolidge Park Tuesday night for a lightsaber vigil to remember the life of Carrie Fisher.

Fisher is best remembered for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, one she recently reprised.

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The vigil was hosted by a costuming group that originally began as a Star Wars fan club. Organizers say, because of their roots, it was important to honor the life of their princess.

"We're extremely sad as a community for the loss of Carrie Fisher, and it's hit a lot of us very hard," says Rick Kephert.

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Fisher passed away Monday after a massive heart attack while on a flight from London to New York Friday.

She was 60 years old.

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