Billboards pay tribute to Carrie Fisher

Billboards honor Carrie Fisher. (WCIV/Dan Michener)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Just hours after the death of Carrie Fisher was announced Tuesday, billboards honoring the late actress popped up in the Lowcountry.

Representatives of Adams Outdoor said no one paid for the signs, they just wanted to honor the "Star Wars" icon.

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Fisher, famed for her role as Princess Leia Organa in the sci-fi franchise, was hospitalized on Friday after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She passed away at UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday at the age of 60.

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Fisher was also considered an accomplished writer, authoring a number of books on her life and experience with addiction and mental illness.

According to her social media accounts, Fisher spent her final week among family and friends, along with her dog Gary.

The Associated Press reports Fisher is survived by her daughter Billie Lourd and brother Todd Fisher. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, died Wednesday at the age of 84.

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