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Indiana farmer plants corn maize tribute to Carrie Fisher

(Jeremy Goebel via AP). This July 12, 2017 photo provided by Jeremy Goebel shows a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia. Gobble planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher on his farm in Evansville, Ind... (Jeremy Goebel via AP). This July 12, 2017 photo provided by Jeremy Goebel shows a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia. Gobble planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher on his farm in Evansville, Ind...

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana farmer who created a corn maze with trails outlining the face of "Star Wars" character Princess Leia says he planted it to honor the late actress Carrie Fisher.

Jeremy Goebel designed the maze in February, more than a month after Fisher's late December death, and planted it this spring using a GPS device. The corn is now mature and its trails outline the "Star Wars" character's face, distinctive hairstyle and part of her upper body.

Goebel tells the Evansville Courier & Press that as a longtime "Star Wars" fan he "wanted to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher."

The maze at Goebel Farms in Evansville, Indiana, honors Fisher with trails above Leia's head that spell out "Carrie Fisher RIP 1956-2016." The maze opens to paying customers this weekend.

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Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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