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Mark Hamill honoured with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Star Wars" franchise veteran has been awarded with a star on the famous

The 66-year-old, best known for his role of in the hit series, was honoured in a ceremony in front of Los Angeles' El Capitan Theatre and it was attended by and George Lucas, along with robot R2-D2.

"These will be brief remarks because words truly fail me. It's hard to convey my gratitude, my joy, the exhilaration of being recognised this way. I haven't been this speechless since 'The Force Awakens'," said.

"If it weren't for the public, I'd be nowhere. From Jedi to Joker and back again, it's been a fantastic ride. Thank you so much and may the force with each and every one of you," he added.

Ford, who played the character of Han Solo in the series, remembered late at the ceremony. Fisher, who portrayed the role of Leia, died in December 2016.

"When thinking about today, I was really sorry we don't have the other member of our trio to celebrate with us, but I feel her presence," Ford said.

Fisher's daughter was also present at the ceremony along with Kelly Marie Tran, who featured in recently released "The Last Jedi".

Lucas also praised the and said, "is a character that can't be written."

"He is extremely enthusiastic about everything that he does, and thats exactly what I was looking for when I was looking for Luke Skywalker," he added.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 11:00 IST