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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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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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Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Have Officially Been Laid To Rest

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Two wonderful talents have officially been laid to rest.

As you know, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds died within a day of each other last month — and now the dynamic mother-daughter duo have been honored in a joint funeral at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills on Friday morning.

Related: Meryl Streep Performed at Carrie's Star-Studded Private Memorial

At the service, Debbie's only surviving child, Todd Fisher, arrived carrying a bright green and white urn, resembling a Prozac capsule, with his sister's ashes. E! News reports this was a move to commemorate the Star Wars actress' battle with bipolar disorder and her dry sense of humor.

And according to People, the Singin' In The Rain actress was buried with some of her daughter's ashes.

Carrie's daughter, Billie Lourd, was also in attendance as well as her co-star and rumored boyfriend, Taylor Lautner.

Our hearts are with the entire family during this unimaginably difficult time.

[Image via Chris Connor/WENN.]

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Disney Brainstorming Solutions To Keep Princess Leia Alive In Future Star Wars Films After Carrie Fisher's Death

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May the force be with them.

The galaxy is still reeling over the loss of Carrie Fisher — especially since Leia Organa has unfinished business in the Star Wars universe.

In the wake of the actress' death, Disney has been weighing different options for the future of Fisher's beloved character, who was set to appear in both December's Episode VIII and 2019's Episode IX.

Related: Carrie & Debbie Reynolds' Harrowing 911 Calls Released

Insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter that at least TWO key Leia scenes are planned for the upcoming installments of the space adventure.

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These scenes apparently include a

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Carrie Fisher Fans Are Petitioning For Disney To Make Princess Leia An Official Disney Princess!

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Countless tributes have been pouring out to Carrie Fisher since her tragic death last week, most of which are in honor of her best-known role: Princess Leia.

From Star Wars fans gathering for lightsaber vigils to thousands of parents tweeting photos of their daughters dressed up as the iconic Princess, there's no doubt Fisher's character will live on forever.

However, some fans want to memorialize Leia into true cinematic royalty… by asking Disney to crown Carrie's character as an official Disney Princess!

Video: Carrie & Debbie Reynolds Live On In HBO Doc Bright Lights!

That's right! There's currently a change.org petition online asking the House of Mouse — which bought Lucasfilm in 2012 — to place Leia Organa alongside the ranks of Jasmine, Ariel, Pocahontas, Mulan, and the rest of the gang!

Addressing Disney CEO Bob Iger, the petition reads:

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Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Harrowing 911 Calls Released

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What a tragedy.

As you surely know, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds both passed away within a day of each other last month — and now, we are hearing the 911 calls from their individual incidents for the first time.

The 60-year-old Star Wars actress was moments away from landing in Los Angeles on a flight from London when she went into cardiac arrest and passengers with CPR experience tried to revive her.

Related: Carrie's Body Has Been Cremated

You can listen to the call between United Airlines Operations and 911, obtained by TMZ, which reveals the pilot tried to speed up the landing (below):

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