11:05am PT by Ryan Parker
Petition Started to Make Carrie Fisher's Leia an Official Disney Princess
A petition started to make Star Wars' Leia an official Disney princess in the wake of Carrie Fisher's untimely death is gaining momentum.
As of Thursday, the petition on change.org had more than 35,000 signatures.
Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012.
"After the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher, we feel that it is only fitting for Disney to do away with the rule that an official Disney princess must be animated and make Leia a full-fledged princess," states the petition. "What we are asking is that the Walt Disney Corporation hold a full ceremony inducting Leia as the newest Disney princess as well as a special service in memory of Carrie Fisher."
The campaign was started by Cody Christensen of Cedar City, Utah, who claims the petition will be delivered to Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Fisher died last month after suffering a heart attack. She was laid to rest on Thursday, along with her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, who passed a day after Fisher.
Since Fisher's death, practically all of her Star Wars family, in front of and behind the camera, have expressed their heartbreak and sorrow.
Disney did not respond to request for comment.