In spite of what you think you saw onscreen, he had Covid in his blood at time of death.
BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST, BATUU -- A short statement released by the First Order confirms what many outlets have been reporting: Emperor Palpatine is dead from the coronavirus. The statement is below.
"The First Order sadly announces that our beloved Emperor Palpatine's passing was due to complications of Covid-19.
"While it is true he engaged in a glorious battle with a talentless young girl, only to ...