‘Star Wars’ fan whose last wish was to see the new movie early has passed away

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The Star Wars fan whose last wish was to see the newest film in the saga has passed away.

Daniel Fleetwood, a 32-year-old Star Wars aficionado who was terminally ill with cancer, got the chance to see an unedited version of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ last Thursday, a Disney spokesperson confirmed.

All involved were happy to make it happen, the spokesperson said.

It was the result of an online campaign, #ForceForDaniel, which received support from Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and newcomer John Boyega in recent days.

A Star Wars fan from childhood, he wanted to see the new film before he died.

Fleetwood had spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of connective tissue cancer, and was told in July he had two months to live, according to KPRC.

Five days after his final wish was granted, Fleetwood’s wife, Ashley, confirmed news of his death in a Facebook post.

Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. He is now one with God and with the force. He passed in his sleep and in peace. He will always be my idol and my hero. Please hug uncle Marc for me and give Lucy lots of kisses. Rest in peace my love. This was the last selfie we ever took together.‪#‎forcefordaniel‬


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