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New Orleans Krewe to hold parade honoring Carrie Fisher

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The Krewe of Chewbacchus in New Orleans is giving Carrie Fisher a New Orleans send off, following her death Tuesday. 

According to The Advocate, The Chewbacchus Krewe announced on Facebook that they are planning a parade Friday, December 30, 2016 through the Bywater in honor of Fisher who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise.

The daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Fisher carved out her own idiosyncratic career as a truth-telling Hollywood wit, People Magazine writes. Carrie Fisher had ties to Louisiana with her one time partner Bryan Lourd. Lourd was a native of New Iberia and attended New Iberia Senior High School. They have a daughter together, actress Billie Lourd. 

Carrie Fisher had been hospitalized for days after suffering a heart attack while onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60. 

Friday's parade starting at 4 p.m. will be led by the Leijorettes, in honor of Fisher's life and others who have died this year, ending with a celebration at the Castillo Blanco Arts Studio.

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