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Episode IX

Leia leads resistance in Carrie Fisher’s final ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES: Carrie Fisher’s final performance as the beloved Leia in “Star Wars” puts the character on the front lines in a dark new chapter that reaches theaters this month, leaving a galactic hole to fill after the sudden death of the actress a year ago. Fisher had filmed all of her scenes for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," the eighth installment of the blockbuster space saga, before she died of a heart attack in December 2016. "She’s irreplaceable," Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker, told Reuters. “Star Wars is…