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Terminally Ill ‘Star Wars’ Fan Dies After Seeing Early Preview Of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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The die-hard Star Wars fan who got to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” before its release, has passed away.

Daniel Fleetwood died in his sleep from spindle cell sarcoma according to a Tuesday Facebook post from his wife Ashley.

A massive campaign was launched to get “Star Wars” director J.J. Abrams to screen the film early for Fleetwood when it became clear the man was running out of time. The campaign received massive amounts of viral support, including encouragement from “Star Wars” stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley, according to UPROXX. (RELATED: Newest International Trailer For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Totally Awesome [VIDEO])

Fleetwood was flown to J.J. Abrams’ private residence to screen an unedited version of the film. After news of Fleetwood’s passing broke, “Star Wars” actor John Boyega expressed his condolences on Twitter.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is scheduled for a December 18 release. (RELATED: Star Wars Ticket Sales CRUSH IMAX Records)

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