Lightsaber vigils honor Carrie Fisher

The passing of Carrie Fisher has left her fans shocked and saddened, and many have joined forces to pay tribute to the star who played Princess Leia in the best way they know how, with lightsaber vigils.

According to several news outlets, these events took place in at least two cities, with fans dressing up in their best "Star Wars" gear and bringing lightsabers instead of candles to honor the star.

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Austin held an event at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater with a huge crowd raising their lightsabers in the air for their beloved princess.

They estimate more than 200 people attended the event.

Downtown Disney, which is part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California, had another large gathering after an event was posted on Facebook.

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Fans lifted their lights in the air as well, paying tribute to the star by illuminating images and wishing the force be with her.

Many people in attendance were also honoring Fisher's mother, Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds died a day after her daughter. The actress and singer played in dozens of movies including Singing in the Rain. Debbie Reynolds was 84-years-old.

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