Actually he survived. Source: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Boba_F… "But the Sarlacc could never hold Fett. Thanks to his iron will and Mandalorian armor, Fett was able to fight his way out of the beast's belly. After escaping, Fett was found by a group of Jawas who took him to be either a droid or cyborg never bothering to scan him, and claimed him as their own under the impression he was an unintelligent being. They took him into their sadcrawler, fitted him with a restrainign bolt and went on their way."