The death of Carrie Fisher has reportedly led to one of the biggest personal accident insurance claims by a studio in history.
ItstheVibe.com reports that Disney Studios will receive up to $50 million in an insurance payout for Fisher, who died last Tuesday. The claim was taken out in case Fisher was not able to fulfill her three-film contract.
Fisher wrapped her scenes on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” before she passed, but filming is still months away from starting on Colin Trevorrow’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” – a film which was originally planned to include Fisher and which will now likely have to see its entire script reworked.
Lloyds of London is said to be paying out for the “contract protection cover”, with the insurance underwritten by US-based Exceptional Risk Advisors who are “experts in insuring complex human capital risks for highly successful individuals”.
A joint funeral and burial is being planned for Fisher and mother Debbie Reynolds, though no date is given. Son and bother Todd Fisher says that a fan memorial is being considered, but nothing concrete has been planned yet.