Mark Hamill Gets Street Named After Him in San Diego
Published on June 21st, 2017 | Updated on June 21st, 2017 | By FanFest
News Channel, Fox 5 San Diego, announced earlier this morning that Star Wars star Mark Hamill will have a street named after him.
The city council voted 7-0 in favor of renaming the roadway after Hamill.
UPDATE: City Council voted 7-0 to add @HamillHimself name to a roadway in Clairemont where the #StarWars actor lived for part of his youth. https://t.co/MvcbzTlCcE
— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) June 20, 2017
Formerly known as Castleton Drive, the new Mark Hamill Dr. will intersect with Remillard Rd in the Clairmont area of San Diego. Hamill lived on the street for 4 years during the 1960s.
Hamill tweeted this a few hours ago:
I would be my pleasure to have #RemillardRd intersect w/ #MarkHamillDr.(pending approval from @MarilouHamill, of course) #SanDiegoSkywalker https://t.co/hGaNpaGzWY
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 21, 2017
Rebecca Kelly, spokesperson to City Councilman Chris Cates, stated that Hamill would like for there to be an unveiling…well, of course!
Mark Hamill is best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise. He can be seen in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi due to hit theaters on December 15, 2017. It will be the eighth episode in the saga.
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