'Andor': How did Cassian die? Rebel intelligence officer sacrificed himself when he was only 26

Andor was one of the casualties on 'Rogue One', the rebel members sacrificed themselves though the mission was a success

'Andor': How did Cassian die? Rebel intelligence officer sacrificed himself when he was only 26
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor and Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in 'Rogue One' moments before their death (IMDb)
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Those familiar with 'Andor' know the fate of the character eventually. Diego Luna's Cassian Andor was one of the rebel intelligence officers who sacrificed his life on Scarif to ensure the success of the mission he was part of. The character's death in 'Rogue One' along with a few more rebels teaming up to steal the plans of the Death Star ensured a win for the rebellion, although it came at a cost.

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Starring an ensemble cast that included Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker, 'Rogue One' was one of the more successful films in the franchise receiving positive reviews from critics, who praised the acting and dark tone of the film.

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The movie ends with the death of Andor and Jyn Orso (Jones) after they relay the Death Star schematics to the Rebellion. Andor joins a rebel mission to steal the plans but is one of the casualties he died with Rogue One when the Death Star wipes out the Scarif facility where the plans were located. The final minutes of his life see him and Jyn embrace as the blast engulfs the base and kills all the remaining members even as one starship escapes with the plans. With the series serving as a prequel to the movie, much of the two seasons will see the life and times of Cassian Andor before he links up with Jyn and the rebel members.

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The official synopsis reads, "The Andor series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved. It’s an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero."

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'Andor' premieres September 21 on Disney+

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