Terminally ill ‘Star Wars’ fan dies after getting final wish to see new film

Posted at 12:09 PM, Nov 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-10 12:09:23-05

The terminally ill "Star Wars" fan whose last wish was to see the new Star Wars film has passed away.

Daniel Fleetwood's wife Ashley shared this message Tuesday on Facebook:

Facebook: Ashley Fleetwood

Others have shared their sympathies for the 32-year-old using Ashley's hashtag #ForceForDaniel, also displayed on the shirts he and Ashley are wearing in her photo.

Before he passed, his last wish to see the new Star Wars was granted and an unedited version of The Force Awakens was delivered to his home. It was followed by a personal call from the film’s director, J.J. Abrams.

Even actors from the movie have shared their support using #ForceForDaniel, including Mark Hamill who congratulated him on the advanced screening, Peter Mayhew and John Boyega.

Fleetwood had spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of connective tissue cancer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out in theaters December 18.