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Nelson Barnes II

Daniel Fleetwood, the devoted terminally ill 'Star Wars' fan has passed away at the age of 32. This comes in under less than a week after Disney and director J.J. Abrams screened an unfinished cut of the film for Daniel. Fleetwood's dying wish was to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Daniel suffered from spindle cell sarcoma, a rare connective tissue cancer. In July Fleetwood was given two months to live. on Tuesday morning, his wife Ashley, posted the news of his passing on Facebook:

“Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. 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. Please hug uncle Marc for me and give Lucy lots of kisses. Rest in peace my love. This was the last selfie we ever took together. ‪#‎forcefordaniel‬”

Daniel Fleetwood is the first of the public to ever lay his eyes on the seventh installment of the Star Wars saga. Fleetwood was a "Star Wars" fan since 8 or 9 years of age. He was looking forward to the new film, but as his condition worsened, his doctors were worried he would not be able to see the movie. Studios, actors and fans pushed forth the effort to give Daniel the chance to see his last Star Wars film.

Rest in peace and may the force be with you, Daniel.


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