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Daniel Fleetwood, a terminally-ill Star Wars fan who wanted to watch the upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens before he dies has been allowed to watch an unfinished version of the film. Although Daniel has exceeded doctors' expectations, a body scan at his home hospice on Monday revealed tumors had spread to nearly cover his lungs, Ashley said. The couple's wish became a campaign which soon picked up steam online. Then Mark Hamill, who is reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in the new film, Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca, and actor John Boyega voiced their support, among others.

A Lucasfilm spokesperson confirmed the screening took place. "All involved were happy to be able to make it happen," Lucasfilm said. Ashley Fleetwood said in the statement that director J.J. Abrams called the couple Wednesday with the news. She thanked Disney, Bad Robot, Lucasfilm and all those who supported the campaign. She ended the message with "May the force be with you all!" "The Force Awakens" won't hit theaters nationwide until Dec. 18.


Daniel has passed away with the force. We are happy he got his final wish before he did. We are very sad


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