FUN FACT: Whenever Harrison Ford was shooting Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, he felt that it made for a good story to kill Han Solo off. He so desperately felt that the character should die that Lucas recalls Ford shouting from the set:
‘Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!'
Maybe he just really hated working on Star Wars. Maybe he just really hated working with Lucas. Or maybe he just didn't like being Han Solo anymore (wouldn't explain why he returned though why he returned thirty-something years later).
Needless to say, Han Solo did not die in Star Wars Episode V nor did he in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. The worst that happened to the man was that he was frozen in carbonite and shipped off to Jaba the Hutt as a trophy for his hideout.
Many current Star Wars fans are glad to know that Han Solo didn't meet his end in either Episode V or VI as it allowed an open door to tell all sorts of great Expanded Universe stories for writers for 30+ years.
But things are changing under the iron fist of J.J. Abrams (supposedly) in [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158). An extra has reported that Han Solo will indeed meet his end at the hands of Kylo Ren. The two are said to have met each other at "the evil castle" (whatever that means) where Kylo Ren will take Han Solo's life. Maybe Han Solo sacrificed himself so that his crew consisting of Chewbacca, BB-8, and "the rest" (whoever that means) escape in the Millennium Falcon.
This is a huge spoiler if it's true and it would appear that the plea to "Kill Me!" that Ford made during Episode V has finally been granted by those who are in charge.
Not only is this a big spoiler, but a huge decision to kill off on of the most iconic, main characters of the Star Wars universe...officially! However, if in Star Wars Episode VII Daisy Ridley's character, Rey, is the daughter of Han Solo after all, this would provide a great emotional drive for her character to begin her trilogy-long adventure.