When fans go to see Star Wars: Episode VII this winter, there may be one more glowing blue presence watching over them next to Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker: Star Wars superfan Daniel Fleetwood. Daniel succumbed to spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, just five days after being granted his dying wish to see The Force Awakens on November 5.
Disney and J.J. Abrams screened an unfinished cut for him after his family, cast members and the Internet rallied to bring attention to his cause, #ForceForDaniel. He was 32.
His wife Ashley, who launched the campaign to get him to see the movie, wrote this caption to the above photo:
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