HOUSTON, Texas — A terminally ill "Star Wars" fan has died, just a few days after being granted his last wish: to see the new film before it opened in theaters.
Daniel Fleetwood, of Houston, Texas, knew he wouldn't make it to see to see the latest installment ahead of its release on Dec. 18.
He had an aggressive form of cancer and doctors gave him just months to live.
A social media campaign, using the hashtag "ForceForDaniel" and supported by stars such as Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the film, helped grant Fleetwood his dying wish.
After director J.J. Abrams called the couple personally, on November 5th, and Daniel watched an unfinished version "The Force Awakens."
Fleetwood's wife Ashley said announced his passing on Facebook saying, "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."