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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 '12 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 '12 at 18:35
  • They were in a hurry to first destroy the Sith then flee... – n611x007 Jun 27 '12 at 0:18
  • @Jeff unless it's a Rancor pit. – Michael Itzoe Sep 10 '12 at 16:26
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    If into the pit you fall, then come back you will not, mmmmmm. – user8719 Sep 28 '12 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 '12 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? – Umbrella Corporation Mar 15 '12 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 '12 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 '12 at 19:45
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    @Raphael - I Think he landed on a plane... but it was filled with snakes. – Chad Mar 15 '12 at 19:52
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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

Luke

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 '18 at 23:21

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