I was thinking about Padme's death and I decided that it is quite possible she doesn't die at all, at least not in the film time period. Here are some quotes to support my theory. Yoda in Episode II: "Do not assume anything." Padme in Episode II: "I've been dying a little each day since I met you." Obi-Wan in Episode VI: "He ceased to become Anakin Skywalker and became Darth Vader. When that happened the good man who was your father was destroyed. So what I told you was true, from a certain point of view." Leia in Episode VI: "I didn't know her very well, she died when I was very young." At any rate, the idea of "death" in Star Wars is very vague and I think it's quite posssible that Leia was taken to the Organa's, Luke to the Beru's, and Padme is still alive in hiding at the end of Episode VI. edit: Sorry, but this is redundant. Please visit this thread here.