Denver Art Museum has created a place to leave notes for Carrie Fisher

The Denver Art Museum is collecting memories and notes about Carrie Fisher following news of the actress’ death Tuesday.

May Mackenzie stares up at a Princess Leia costume on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Notes left for Carrie Fisher at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) carrie fisher; star wars; denver art museum; dam; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Notes left for Carrie Fisher at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver Art Museum is collecting memories and notes about Carrie Fisher following news of the actress’s death Tuesday.

As part of the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” exhibition, the museum is currently showing some of the clothes Fisher wore while playing Princess Leia. A memorial space was set up Tuesday outside of the exhibit.

“We have been selling out consistently during the holidays, and we were already sold out for today before the news broke. We can expect fans will be making their way to the museum in the coming weeks to pay homage to the iconic and prolific actress,” said Elle Welch, museum spokeswoman.

May Mackenzie stares up at a Princess Leia costume on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) carrie fisher; star wars; denver art museum; dam; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
May Mackenzie stares up at a Princess Leia costume on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Wings over the Rockies will hold its own vigil for Fisher from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with the X-wing front and center for those who wish to pay their respects that way.

4-year-old Sammi Brooks and her grandmother Deb Johnson listen to audio tour clips in front of a Princess Leia costume at the Denver Art Musuem. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) carrie fisher; star wars; denver art museum; dam; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Four-year-old Sammi Brooks and her grandmother Deb Johnson listen to audio tour clips in front of a Princess Leia costume at the Denver Art Musuem. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Le Vuong, wearing a Chewbacca sweatshirt, photographs a Princess Leia costume on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) carrie fisher; star wars; denver art museum; dam; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Le Vuong, wearing a Chewbacca sweatshirt, photographs a Princess Leia costume on exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Jack Raugewitz writes a note for Carrie Fisher at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) carrie fisher; star wars; denver art museum; dam; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Jack Raugewitz writes a note for Carrie Fisher at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Fisher died Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack last week. The actress, author and champion of mental health awareness was 60.

Tickets to the Denver Art Museum’s “Star Wars” exhibit were sold out Wednesday, Thursday and most of Friday ahead of news of Fisher’s death, a museum spokeswoman said. The exhibit opened in November and runs through April 2.

Fisher was scheduled to visit Denver this summer for the 2016 Comic Con, but she canceled her appearance before the event. In 2001, Fisher and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, spoke at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Volunteers of America’s spring luncheon fundraiser.

Notes left for Carrie Fisher at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) carrie fisher; star wars; denver art museum; dam; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
Notes left for Carrie Fisher at the Denver Art Museum. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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