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Lucasfilm Announces There Are 'No Plans' To Digitally Recreate Carrie Fisher As Princess Leia

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This is such good news to hear — and so smart of Lucasfilm to address it publicly.

After lots of rumors swirled around fan sites and social media this week, Lucasfilm has issued a relatively rare statement concerning the future of Carrie Fisher's Star Wars character after the actresses' death late last year.

Photo: Billie Lourd Remembers Mom In Touching Throwback Pic

In a statement posted yesterday to StarWars.com, Lucasfilm let everybody know that out of respect for Fisher's legendary work and the meaning she holds in the hearts of fans, her character will not be digitally re-created — at least, for now — in a future Star Wars franchise.

Here's the statement (below):

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Disney Reportedly Negotiating With Carrie Fisher's Estate To Bring Back Princess Leia

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Star Wars fans have been in mourning for weeks since Carrie Fisher's tragic passing.

But Disney had to switch quickly to panic mode.

According to previous reports, Carrie had finished her filming for this December's Episode VIII. But an even bigger role was apparently planned for Princess Leia in the final part of the sequel trilogy.

Photo: Billie Lourd Remembers Mom In Touching Throwback Pic

Now, according to BBC's Newsnight, Disney is negotiating with the late star's estate over her future appearances in the franchise.

Exactly how Fisher's likeness might appear in future Star Wars films is unclear, but if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is any indication, Disney has decided they're fine with digitally recreating late actors for continuity, as they did with [SPOILER ALERT]

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George Michael's Partner Fadi Fawaz's Alleged Frantic Phone Call To His Nephew After Finding The Singer Dead Revealed

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After George Michael's boyfriend Fadi Fawaz found the iconic singer's lifeless body on Christmas day, he reportedly called the police and then his nephew, Josh.

Speaking with Australia Daily Telegraph, Josh opened up about receiving Fadi's frantic call that day — and says any suspicion surrounding his uncle's involvement is "bullshit."

The outlet reports his uncle told the 28-year-old upon finding the Careless Whisper crooner dead in his home, "Oh God, I think he's dead," while trying to revive him.

Related: George Was Recording New 'Totally Pop' Music Before His Death

The DJ explained the situation:

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Family Of 10-Year-Old Boy Decapitated On Water Slide Reaches Wrongful Death Settlement With Park

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We can't imagine what this family has gone through. But hopefully, this settlement eases their pain.

Last year, Kansas State Representative Scott Schwab tragically lost his 10-year-old son, Caleb, who was killed while riding the world's tallest waterslide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park.

Police later confirmed the boy had been horrifically decapitated while on the Verrückt slide.

Related: Verrückt Was Deemed Unsafe A Couple Years Ago

At the time, the family had filed a petition for a wrongful death settlement with Johnson County District Court, against the park's owners and the raft manufacturer.

On Wednesday, Judge Thomas Sutherland approved the settlement, saying it was "fair, reasonable, valid, just, and equitable," and was "in the best interests of all plaintiffs."

According to the Kansas City Star, the agreement

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Billie Lourd Remembers Mom Carrie Fisher In A Touching Throwback Pic: 'I Learned From The Best'

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Billie Lourd has been so strong following the recent deaths of her mother, Carrie Fisher, and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.

And the Scream Queens star is clearly still grappling with her famous mother's untimely passing, as on Wednesday, the Hollywood scion took to Instagram to pay tribute to the late Star Wars actress. Folks, you should probably get your tissue boxes ready. Just sayin'.

Related: Taylor Lautner Has 'Been There' For Billie Lately

Alongside a sweet mother-daughter pic, Miz Lourd wrote:

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Woman Who Let Boyfriend Rape & Dismember Her Teenage Daughter Had Been Fired From Working With Children After Ethical 'Misconduct'

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We can't believe anyone responsible for something this horrific ever worked with children.

Over the weekend, Sara Packer was arrested after she allowed her live-in boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, to rape, murder, and dismember her teenage adopted daughter, Grace.

Related: Mother Helped Men Rape, Murder, & Dismember Her 10-Year-Old Daughter

Now, we're learning that the disgusting excuse for a parent used to work as a child and family social worker for Northampton County, before getting fired in 2010.

In a termination letter obtained by NBC10.com, county administrator Kevin Dolan revealed that serious "allegations of misconduct" cost the woman her job as a casework supervisor in the Children, Youth and Families division.

The specific reason Sara was let go was

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