Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Who Got to See 'The Force Awakens' Early Has Died

by Antoinette Bueno 8:05 AM PST, November 10, 2015
Playing Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Who Got to See 'The Force Awakens' Early Has Died

Daniel Fleetwood, the terminally ill Star Wars fan who was granted his final wish to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens last week, has died after his battle with a rare form of cancer.

Fleetwood's wife, Ashley, confirmed his death on Facebook on Tuesday. He was 32 years old.

"Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end," Ashley wrote alongside the last selfie the couple took together. "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. ... Rest in peace my love."

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Fleetwood had been a huge Star Wars fan since he was eight years old. After he was given two months to live in July, he said he was worried he would't "make it" until the official release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 18. A campaign to allow him to see the film early went viral using the hashtag "#forcefordaniel" -- which was supported by cast members like John Boyega, Mark Hamill, and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) -- and he was granted his wish last week when he got to see an unedited version of the film.

The screening took place at his home, and the couple was called by director J.J. Abrams himself.

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Obviously, the experience was a memorable one.

"He can't talk about the movie at all!" Ashley told ET. "But it was an amazing experience!"

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