Meaghan Kirby
Updated Aug 02, 2017 @ 4:26 pm

Ever since her incredibly untimely passing in December, we’ve been wondering how Star Wars would handle Carrie Fisher’s death. The iconic actress and writer had recently completed work on Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and it seems General Leia Organa is very much alive.

As the leader of the rebellion, Leia is a central character and fans have been worried that she would simply die off-screen — especially following the (spoiler) death of Han Solo — or be written out in a way that wouldn’t make sense. But it seems we have nothing to worry about, according to Star Wars actor John Boyega.

The actor, who plays stormtrooper-turned-resistance fighter Finn revealed that Leia will remain alive in the franchise, and she will be written out in a truly fitting way.

Fisher, whose iconic character Leia was also supposed to be a central character in Episode IX of the long-running saga, died from a heart attack in December, just after the first treatment for the still-untitled movie was completed. Fortunately, Fisher completed her role in The Last Jedi and Boyega revealed to ABC News that he shares may scenes with the actress in the film, saying, “We worked together closely on this.”

While Fisher will undoubtedly missed in Episode IX, we’re happy her iconic character is being written out in a tribute worthy of the legendary actress.