Disney could receive $50 million insurance payout for Carrie Fisher’s death
Disney could potentially receive a $50 million insurance payout for the death of Carrie Fisher, according to a report by Insurance Insider.
According to the report, Disney had taken out $50mn of contract protection cover as insurance in the event that Fisher was unable to fulfil her obligations to act in the new Star Wars films.
Fisher, who passed away on 27 December last year has finished shooting for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is due to release in December this year — but the production on Episode IX has still not started.
Lloyd's (London), from whom the police was bought by Disney, might soon be paying out the market's biggest ever single personal accident insurance claim.
The American actress, best-selling author and screenwriter, was a member of Hollywood royalty, both on screen and off.
Fisher is best remembered as the headstrong Princess Leia in the original Star Wars in 1977, her hair styled in futuristic braided buns. She reprised the role in Episode VII of the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, and her digitally rendered image appears in the newest instalment Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In the past 15 years, Fisher appeared as a television guest star, perhaps most memorably as a has-been comedy legend on 30 Rock. She also supplied the voice of a recurring character on the animated Family Guy for the past decade.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Jan 03, 2017 10:46 AM