Is it considered canon, according to Disney, that Boba Fett is still alive? The canon part of Wookieepedia (if this is considered reliable) implies that he died, but doesn't directly say so.
Boba fought against the Rebel rescuers and was inadvertently knocked into the mouth of the sarlacc by Solo, to be slowly digested for one thousand years.
Disney may not give a crap about the EU canon, but if Abrams and Kasdan write it into TFA then it's canon simply because they wrote it. And Abrams seems to already have borrowed elements from the EU so it's not impossible, and it would definitely please a lot of fans.