Daniel Fleetwood, the Star Wars fan who got an early screening of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, lost his battle from a rare type of cancer called spindle cell sarcoma at the age of 32.
His passing was confirmed by his wife, Ashley, when she posted the sad news on Facebook.
Twitter was abuzz with the hashtag #forcefordaniel to give Fleetwood the chance to see the film before it hits cinemas next month. The social campaign was supported by Star Wars veterans Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill as well as newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. The private screening, which took place in Fleetwood’s home, was a joint effort of mega giants Lucas Film and Disney, as well as the director of the movie himself, J. J. Abrams.
It did not take long for an outpour of condolences to appear online, with people wishing nothing but the best for his family and praising the movie makers for granting his last wish. The cast and production team were also quick to thank Fleetwood for inspiring them in return.
Watch Daniel Fleetwoods’ fight-to-the-end story below.
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