Daniel Fleetwood, the Terminally Ill Fan Who Was Allowed to See Star Wars: The Force Awakens Early, Has Died

November 10, 2015 3:33 PM

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Daniel Fleetwood, the terminally ill man whose dying wish to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens was granted last week, has died at age 32. His wife, Ashley Fleetwood, shared the news early Tuesday morning. "Daniel put up an amazing fight to the very end. He is now one with God and with the force," she wrote on Facebook. "He passed in his sleep and in peace." Ashley also included the final photo she took with Daniel. "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, a Star Wars fan since childhood, had been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, a rare connective tissue cancer. In July, doctors gave him two months to live, meaning it was unlikely he would make it until the film's Dec. 18 release date.

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