Terminally Ill Star Wars Superfan Daniel Fleetwood Dies Days After His Final Wish Was Granted
Star Wars superfan Daniel Fleetwood has died, aged 32.
The terminally ill fan was given the chance to watch an early screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens shortly before he passed away, The Wrap reports.
The likes of Mark Hamill and John Boyega backed an online campaign to support Daniel’s final wish, with Hamill later tweeting to say he was “elated” after the screening took place.
Daniel’s wife Ashley previously wrote an emotional Facebook post earlier this month, breaking the news by saying: “To all our wonderful supporters, friends, family and awesome strangers: Daniels final dream was just granted!!!
“Today the wonderful Disney and Lucasfilms made his final dream come true, in the amazing typical Disney way, they really do make dreams come true!”
Daniel was suffering from a rare form of cancer called spindle cell sarcoma, and was told he had two months to live in July.