Who played Princess Leia

Carrie Fisher († 60) in "Star Wars 9": Princess Leia returns

She lives on in "Star Wars". Princess Leia is to be honored one last time. Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016, can also be seen in the ninth part of the Skywalker saga.

In addition to scenes with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher will again flicker on the screens in the next "Star Wars" film. As Lucasfilm announced on Friday, director J. J. Abrams wants to use previously unpublished footage of her in her famous role as Leia Organa. "We loved Carrie Fisher like crazy," said the 52-year-old.

1977: Carrie Fisher with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. (Source: imago)

The actress, who died in December 2016, had to appear in the finale of the Skywalker saga. In consultation with Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, they decided to use previously unseen scenes from the shooting for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" (2015), according to the director.

The filming for "Star Wars: Episode IX" should start according to the announcement on August 1st in London. The ninth "Star Wars" film is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

Death shortly after Christmas

Carrie Fisher, who became famous as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films of the 1970s and 1980s and appeared as a general in the more recent films, died on December 27, 2016 at the age of 60. A few days earlier, the actress had suffered cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Carrie Fisher and Billie Lourd: The 26-year-old is also an actress and the only daughter of the "Star Wars" heroine. (Source: Future Image)

"My mother fought drug addiction and mental illness all her life," said Billie Lourd to the US magazine "People" at the time. Carrie Fisher spoke openly about it. Ultimately, she died from it, said the daughter.