With many reports on Star Wars: The Last Jedi after Carrie Fisher's death, it was clear that the timeline of the film afterward, Star Wars: IX would need to be changed.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy shared with Entertainment Weekly that the Lucasfilm/Disney team "pretty much started over," which means that Leia Organa won't be part of Star Wars: IX.
Not to be confused with The Last Jedi, Carrie Fisher's role in the movie was completed, and Kathleen shares that "she's fantastic" in it.
Don't blame it on Carrie's family though. Todd, Fisher's brother shared (as told by EW) that Billie Lourd, Carrie's Daughter, had agreed to let Lucasfilm and Disney use old footage to work with the story, but if she had, they didn't run with it.
We don't know what will happen based on the turn of events, whether Luke and Leia will reunite in The Last Jedi, or if Leia will get to hold her son Ben... Er... Kylo Ren, one more time.
Either way, bring the tissues.
Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.