The Insane Amount Of Money Disney May Collect From Insurance, Following Carrie Fisher's Death

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By Adam Holmes Last week was tragically marked by the sudden passing of actress/writer/activist Carrie Fisher on December 27 (as well as her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, just a day later) after she suffered a heart attack four days earlier. At the time, Fisher was promoting her memoir The Princess Diarist, but she was still also involved in the Star Wars franchise, having completed her work on Episode VIII several months earlier. However, because of Fisher's death, Walt Disney Studios could collect approximately $50 million from insurance. According to Insurance Insider, Disney took out a "contract protection cover" as insurance in case Carrie Fisher was unable to fulfill her obligations to appear in the new Star Wars movies. Since Fisher will now not be participating in Star Wars: Episode IX, which is due for release in 2019, this claim could reportedly trigger and be spread across 20 carriers "on the binder." The policy was...

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