I've spent 3 pages on a board arguing with quite a few people who insist she's going to die in Episode III. I just don't get it. All factual evidence from Lucasfilm - everything that has been said for many years does not point to that fact. My hypothesis is that she dies of a broken heart. After Episode III that is, but people seem to think that everyone's fate has to be all tied up in a neat package with a lil' bow on top.