Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – The Visual Dictionary reveals the exact cause of death for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who became one with the Force after projecting himself across the galaxy to confront scorned nephew Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In The Last Jedi, Luke appears untouchable while wielding a blue-bladed lightsaber when confronting his former student, who furiously tries to cut down the Jedi Master in their first meeting in six years.
“In truth, Luke’s presence exists only in the Force, a projection through a Fallanassi technique chronicled by ancient Masters in the sacred texts as Similfuturus. This discipline requires extreme concentration and focus, as Luke essentially pours his living Force presence into the all-encompassing cosmic Force, bridging incredible distances. The transition is so complete that Luke gives his all into the Force, finding serenity in this final mortal moments and becoming one with the great beyond.”