While fans the world over mourned the passing of Carrie Fisher, it seems Disney have been concerning themselves with the financial aspects of the actor’s death…
According to The Insurance Insider, Disney will receive the biggest personal accident insurance claim ever as Fisher will be unable to complete her three film contract.
The policy – worth around $50 million (£40 million) – was cashed in on Thursday night, just two days after the Star Wars actor passed away following a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles, aged just 60.
Fisher had already completed filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII before her death, but was reportedly set to have a starring role in Star Wars: Episode IX – scheduled for release in 2019.
However, the film will now face a series of rewrites allowing Disney to make their insurance claim.
Just 21 when she first appeared in Star Wars, Fisher struggled with drug and alcohol addiction as well as bipolar disorder – which it has been suggested may be the reason Disney took out such a large policy.
She became a voice for others trapped in addiction as well as a powerful advocate for mental health.
Fisher’s mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds, died just a day after her daughter and the pair will be buried side by side in a joint funeral in Burbank, California.
Our thoughts are with their family and friends.