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Disney May Receive $50M Insurance Payout After Carrie Fisher's Death

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 Carrie Fisher at the UK premier of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" December 16, 2015. (AP)

By    |   Monday, 02 Jan 2017 08:44 PM

Disney could be the recipient of a $50 million insurance payout because of actress Carrie Fisher's recent death.

Fisher's death means she will not appear in Star Wars Episode IX. The insurance policy, which according to Insurance Insider was taken out from Lloyd's of London, would ensure Disney is compensated for her absence on the film because she was under contract to appear in it.

Disney purchased the Star Wars movie franchise from George Lucas in 2012.

Fisher finished filming for Star Wars Episode VIII this year, and the movie will appear in theaters later this year.

Fisher died Dec. 27 four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60.

Fisher played Princess Leia in the first three Star Wars filmed in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and was later brought back for the 2015 film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Her likeness was inserted digitally at the end of the 2016 movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." 

The day after Fisher died, her mother Debbie Reynolds — an actor, singer, and entertainer — died at age 84. 

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