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Terminally Ill ‘Star Wars’ Fan Who Saw Movie Early as Final Wish Has Died

NewsBreakerNov 11 '15

Daniel Fleetwood was a lifelong Star Wars fan and was running out of time to see the latest installment of the film.Daniel had terminal cancer that had spread to 90% of his lungs.His wife started a #forcefordaniel campaign to allow her husband to see the film early and it worked. Daniel saw an unfinished version before dying just days later.

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A ‘Star Wars’ fan who had a chance to see an unedited version of the film as his final wish -- has died.

Daniel Fleetwood -- who has terminal cancer wanted nothing more than to see the movie.

His wife Ashley Fleetwood posted this plea on Twitter -- asking Disney to let her husband -- a huge star wars fan -- see the movie before it was too late…

The hashtag #ForceforDaniel starting trending -- with Daniel himself telling people magazine:

"if I got to see the movie, i might actually die from happiness. Growing up, I would watch the movies over and over and analyze every little detail. I hope I get to see what happens."

Actors Mark Hamill and John Boyega also supported the online campaign -- tweeting out their support to allow the lifelong fan to see the film.

The 31 year old’s wish was granted on November 5th -- Ashley posting thanks to Disney, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm for making his final dreams come true -- with a personal call from director JJ Abrams.

Daniel was able to see an unfinished version of the film just a few days before succumbing to spindle cell sarcoma - a rare form of connective tissue cancer.

Ashley sending out this Facebook message:

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will be released to the public in December 18th.