I know there are questions about Jar Jar’s age and relevance in the films already, but I was under the impression that when all the Jedi were killed between 3 and 4 that he had been murdered as well. Am I wrong? Or do we not know?

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    Order 66 was specifically targeting Jedi, which Jar Jar was not - so do you have anything in canon to indicate he might have been targeted? Other than taste?
    – joshbirk
    Jul 17, 2014 at 15:49
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    Meesa isa alive!!! Jul 17, 2014 at 15:58
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    I think we can all hope that it was slow and painful
    – Valorum
    Jul 17, 2014 at 16:18
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    The Emperor was so evil...he kept Jar-Jar alive.
    – Oldcat
    Jul 17, 2014 at 16:50
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    @PaulD.Waite Even Palpatine isn't that evil!
    – Oldcat
    Jul 17, 2014 at 20:40

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In what was previously considered "C-Canon" (now "Legends"), Jar-Jar survived until at least 6.5 ABY.

He made an appearance in an expansion of the Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds game.

From Wookieepedia:

Binks was alive and well in 6.5 ABY, and was present on Coruscant during its liberation from the Galactic Empire by troops of the New Republic. While he was never involved in this liberation, he was situated relatively close to some of the action.

Regarding whether or not not he can/will appear in Episodes 7-9...

The guidebook Ultimate Alien Anthology specifies that Gungans live an average of 65 standard galactic years.

According to Star Wars: Episode 1 Insider's Guide, Jar Jar was born in the year 52 BBY.

Statistically speaking, that leaves 9 years for Jar Jar to live (The Battle of Endor occurred in 4 ABY). Since rumors state that the new trilogy will take place 20+ years after the Battle of Endor, it is unlikely that Jar Jar will have survived until the timeframe of the new movies.

With the recent Canon Purge, however, it is unknown what his current fate is, or what the average lifespan of a Gungan is.

In Disney Canon, Jar-Jar survives until at least the timeframe between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

Jar Jar appears in the new Book Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End.

Mashable explains:

The conclusion of a trilogy, mostly set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Empire's End contains plenty of rewards for long-term fans. One of these is an interlude set on the planet of Naboo. A refugee boy named Mapo encounters a Gungan performing for kids on the streets, clowning around in a fountain twice a day while being studiously avoided by the grown-ups.

"Meesa Jar Jar," says the clown when Mapo introduces himself. The clown distracts the orphan from his own sadness by popping his eyes and bulging his cheeks, but is hiding a sadness of his own.

"Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens," the Gungan says, explaining why he isn't wanted anywhere either. "Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire." He stares into the distance, suggesting he knows more than he's saying.

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    I answered as best I could as far as when Jar Jar was last seen alive. Whether he is "currently" alive or not really depends on when "now" is, as there is no "now" in the Star Wars Universe since the books/movies take place over thousands of years.
    – phantom42
    Jul 17, 2014 at 16:21
  • Yeah thats a very fair point. Well thanks for the input.
    – Samiko
    Jul 17, 2014 at 16:51
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    Who is or isn't in the new movies isn't up to Lucas anymore.
    – phantom42
    Jul 17, 2014 at 19:57
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    Watch for my cameo. Now that Lucas is out of the picture, @Tango and I are shoo-ins. Jul 17, 2014 at 21:56
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    Honestly? The image of an old, battle-hardened Jar-Jar with no speech impediment and decades of knowledge and expereience is the sort of thing that could completely make up for everything that happened in Episode 1.
    – Zibbobz
    Sep 10, 2014 at 13:43

According to Star Wars: Droid Tales, the last we see of Jar Jar is he is floating in space past the Death Star II (see 2:52 in the below video):

  • For being non-canonical? (just a guess, I'm not one of the downvoters)
    – Adeptus
    Dec 15, 2015 at 5:02
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    Video is no longer available - can you please update the link? Feb 17, 2017 at 13:47
  • Video still dead.
    – Valorum
    May 14, 2017 at 9:36

I think that Jar Jar would have survived for two reasons:

  • One - because killing Jar Jar would result in a huge argument in the senate because people like Jar Jar - from the people of alderaan to the people of naboo -
  • Two - also it is rumored in the 6th movie, near the end, that Jar Jar says "Mesa is alive". I for one have no proof of this but it is a possibility; though you would have to listen to the audio to see if it is true.
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    1) Why is the assumption that he was "killed"? He could just as easily have just died of old age or natural causes. Of course, being Jar Jar, someone probably wanted to kill him.
    – phantom42
    Sep 10, 2014 at 14:29
  • 2) Yes, statistically speaking, he was young enough to be alive at the end of RotJ. In previous C Canon, he appears again at a later date.
    – phantom42
    Sep 10, 2014 at 14:31

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