As for Fisher's involvement in Star Wars: Episode IX, while the film is still in pre-production according to IMDB, fans had expected to see Leia again on the big screen. Mark Hamill is the only star currently listed as a rumored cast member.
Fisher went into cardiac arrest on Friday while traveling on an airplane from London to Los Angeles International Airport.
"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” family spokesperson Simon Halls said in a statement to ET on behalf of Fisher’s daughter. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”