Fans are still reeling from the loss of Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher, shedding tears every time new pics or trailers show off a look at the footage Fisher left behind. For Fisher’s family, her affairs are also still being sorted out, and it seems the actress left behind an estate worth nearly $7 million.
TMZ reports court documents that show Fisher left behind a personal estate estimated at $6.8 million, though it’s possible that number could climb as other trusts and assets are discovered and catalogued. Fisher’s listed beneficiary is her 25-year-old daughter Billie Lourd. Fisher passed away suddenly in December 2016 at the age of 60, with the coroner eventually citing a variety of factors (sleep apnea, atherosclerotic heart disease, drug use) as the potential causes.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Fisher's assets include everything from multiple bank accounts to a life insurance policy, artwork, and a 2016 Tesla Model S. Along with those items, Lourd also takes over the rights to her mother's public image and likeness, plus intellectual property rights. Considering the critical role Leia plays in the Star Wars universe, it stands to reason those could come into play in the future. Maybe not soon, but someday. We've already seen a digital Leia in Rogue One, but of course, that was before Fisher's passing.
She may be gone too soon, but Fisher is certainly not forgotten. Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s John Boyega promises fans can expect an epic sendoff for Fisher’s General Leia in that film (she’d filmed pretty much all of her material before her death, so expect her to still have a large role in the narrative). We'd also think there will still be plenty of great, fond Fisher memories that'll continue to be shared (including those Oscar Isaac slaps) for quite a while.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15, 2017.