Prime Minister Trudeau Pays Homage to Carrie Fisher

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid tribute to Carrie Fisher, who passed away this week at the age of 60, in a tweet posted yesterday.

Trudeau wrote: “We’ll never forget you, Carrie. May the Force be with you always.”

A long time Star Wars fan, the Prime Minister and his wife dressed as Star Wars characters on Halloween in 2015 – with Justin as Han Solo and his wife Sophie Gregoire in a Princess Leia costume.

Trudeau shared his love of the Star Wars films earlier this month, when he invited young patients from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario to join him to watch ‘Rogue One’, the newest film in the Star Wars universe.

In his tweet, ‘Rogue One’ was rated as the best of the Star Wars prequels.

A ranking that may be more accurate than his 11 year old self’s review of ‘Return of the Jedi’, which he proclaimed was better than ‘Empire Strikes Back’ and the original Star Wars film.

Check out his opinion about ‘Return of the Jedi’ in this original 1983 CBC segment about the film’s release – with Justin alongside his father, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
(He has since changed his mind and in 2015 said his favorite Star Wars movie is ‘Empire Strikes Back’)

Carrie Fisher died Tuesday after experiencing a medical emergency while on a flight from London to Los Angeles the previous Friday .

She had completed filming her role as General Leia Organa for Star Wars VIII which will open in theaters on December 15, 2017.