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Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16, 2015. Reuters/Paul Hackett

The beloved Carrie Fisher, who is famously known for her portrayal as Princess Leia Organa in the “Star Wars” franchise, met her tragic end last December 27, 2016 at the age of 60. As her sudden death was met with grief and several tributes across many platforms all around the world, the actress was sorely missed by friends, family and fans alike. While her last known released project was in 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (with her likeness and archival audio as Princess Leia in 2016’s “Rogue One"), her most recent appearance in film — particularly via television show — was in “Catastrophe” season 3. The UK comedy, which runs six episodes per season, featured Fisher’s last performance. After wrapping up with filming for her stint on the show, Fisher got on a plane to L.A. The actress suffered a heart attack en route and ultimately passed away a couple of days later.

On “Catastrophe,” Fisher portrayed Mia, the mother of Rob. As Collider reports, although her first appearance on the show’s third season was also her last, her scene was a fitting parting from the series. The scene in question showed Fisher going on a rambling spiel of her character’s favourite television series in an approach very reminiscent of the Carrie Fisher many have come to know and love. The scene showed Fisher going on and on about the television show, only for Sharon to later walk out on her, exasperated.

On the “Star Wars” front, Fisher’s legacy will continue to live on. Though “Rogue One” featured a scene that showed her as Princess Leia, the actress reprised her role as General Leia — the current iteration of the character within the present timeline of the “Star Wars” universe — in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The aforementioned film is still in post-production, but it will notably be a posthumous release. How the character will be shown in the film — and how Fisher’s involvement within the franchise will be wrapped up — is still being speculated. As per Independent, there was the previous option of digitally recreating Fisher in future “Star Wars” projects. However, Lucasfilm squashed this notion, claiming that such an approach would not be entertained.

“We don’t normally respond to fan or press speculation, but there is a rumour circulating that we would like to address,” the company explained in a statement. “We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.”

While the Carrie Fisher legacy will forever live on in the “Star Wars” universe, the star has been sorely missed since her tragic passing. Her death was all the more upsetting to many due to the fact that she passed away just a day before the death of her mother, Debbie Reynolds.