Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker Remembered at the 2017 Oscars

The Oscars has a history of glamour, talent, controversies, and touching moments. Last night, The Oscars’ 2017 memoriam pulled at the hearts of fans as we realized just how devastating the past year has been to the entertainment industry and the world.

While Sara Bareilles sang Judy Collins’, “Both Sides Now”, a video played in the background showing all that had passed, including Carrie Fisher and Kenny Baker. Along with the Star Wars legends, the Mother of Carrie Fisher and multi-talented actor, Debbie Reynolds was featured in sequence after her daughter. Try not to tear up – I dare you!


To some fans, the memoriam was incomplete as there was to be a song sung by Harrison Ford in Carrie’s honor? Confused? Don’t worry, so was I. Apparently this comes from an interview with Rebel Force Radio where Carrie Fisher talks about a discussion she had with Ford. The interview had been recently resurfaced by ABC News and is now making its way around the media.

“I asked him [Ford] if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing,” Fisher told the hosts of RFR, “He’s going to sing Melancholy Wookiee. It’s just something I want.”

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Fisher’s sense of humor and sarcasm – this is joke. Perhaps the conversation did happen as she states but I don’t believe that she intended Ford to actually go through with this at the Oscars. This was just Carrie’s way of having some fun.

WE MISS YOU, Carrie and Kenny…

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From the moment Steve first watched Star Wars: A New Hope in the theater when he was a child, he wanted to be Luke Skywalker when he “grew up” (and STILL does!). He now shares this passion with his wife and two daughters. Steve is the Co-Founder of Star Wars Reporter and when not immersed in all things Star Wars, you can find him training in Muay Thai, Italian Rapier, VIKING related activities or spending time with family and friends. FOLLOW Steve on TWITTER: @JediSkald