In Star Wars: Revenge of Sith, after watching the security hologram, Yoda and Kenobi would have come to know what happened to Windu. But following from this question, it was still a possibility that Windu could have survived. After all, he was a very powerful Jedi.

Why didn't they search for Windu's body? They could have even saved him if he was fighting with death. And then it'd have been easier for them to kill Sidious.

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    They know that Samuel L. Jackson Dies in A Lot of Movies, so it would be pointless to search for him.
    – NominSim
    Mar 15, 2012 at 13:30
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    He fell victim to a pit. There is no coming back once a Jedi falls into a pit.
    – Jeff
    Mar 15, 2012 at 18:35
  • They were in a hurry to first destroy the Sith then flee...
    – n611x007
    Jun 27, 2012 at 0:18
  • @Jeff unless it's a Rancor pit. Sep 10, 2012 at 16:26
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    If into the pit you fall, then come back you will not, mmmmmm.
    – user8719
    Sep 28, 2012 at 17:41

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Master Windu was strong in the force and his death would have been felt through the force. So there would have been no reason for Yoda or Obi-wan to go look for the body. Especially since the Jedi were being slaughtered through order 66 so the investigation would have put the masters at further risk.

The movies only show important scenes. I would assume that someone had found Windu's remains. Coruscant(the planet where this scene takes place) is fully urbanized with the vast majority of the surface being covered in duracrete. The Republic Executive Building where the action takes place is described as being several kilometers above the surface. Seeing as he fell from near the top of the building I do not think that his remains would have been something that could be shown in a PG movie even had there been time for an investigation of the site.

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    Episode 3 was Pg-13 I believe, maybe that means they could show his arm...
    – NominSim
    Mar 15, 2012 at 14:40
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    I upvoted you because I don't know why I liked your answer. But, can you pinpoint Death Feeling as a power of force user? Any reference?
    – user931
    Mar 15, 2012 at 15:47
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    @Chad Even if he hit terminal velocity, there are instances of people surviving falls from several miles...certainly no part of him would "look like stew".
    – NominSim
    Mar 15, 2012 at 16:22
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    Assuming he was alive when he fell, why did he not grab a ride like Anakin did in Episode 2?
    – Raphael
    Mar 15, 2012 at 19:45
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    @Raphael - I Think he landed on a plane... but it was filled with snakes.
    – Chad
    Mar 15, 2012 at 19:52

Others are on to something when they mention that death can be felt through the Force, but Disney canon has given us the specific example in TLJ where Rey and Leia are both able to feel the death of


via the Force. Rey and Leia are, at this point, not necessarily full Jedi (Leia almost certainly isn't, and it's unclear if Rey is or not), so, if even they can sense a death this way, it stands to reason that Yoda and Kenobi (who had full Jedi training) could have felt the death of Windu and known not to go looking for him.

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    Note that Leia also apparently felt the death of Han, so it's not even necessarily confined to when a force user dies: it could just be somebody you have a long term attachment to.
    – Jules
    Jun 5, 2018 at 23:21

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