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Carrie Fisher’s death caused by sleep apnea, other factors: coroner

June 17, 2017 By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The death last year of actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” franchise, was due to sleep apnea and other causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said in a statement on Friday. Fisher died aged 60 on Dec. 27, four days after she became unresponsive on a flight from London to Los Angeles and was rushed to a hospital. Fisher was a mental health advocate who spoke about her struggles with…

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Carrie Fisher would have led next ‘Star Wars’ before her sudden death

May 25, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Late actress Carrie Fisher was supposed to be the leading force of the ninth film in the “Star Wars” saga, plans derailed by her sudden death last year, Lucasfilm Ltd president Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview published on Wednesday. Kennedy told Vanity Fair that Fisher, who died in December at age 60 after suffering a heart attack, had finished filming the forthcoming eighth film “The Last Jedi” and was hoping her character, General Leia Organa, would be the central figure of Episode…

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ gets May 2019 release date: Disney

April 25, 2017 (Reuters) – The final film in the new “Star Wars” trilogy, “Star Wars: Episode IX,” will be released in May 2019, movie studio Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday. The May 24 release date marked a shift in strategy for Disney, whose two previous new entries in the sci-fi adventure have all been set for release in mid-December, during the winter holidays. Disney gave no details on “Star Wars: Episode IX,” about which little is known except that it will be directed by Colin Trevorrow. “Episode IX”…

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