Updated 12:27 PM EST, Sat, Nov 27, 2021

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Cast, Trailer & Release Date: Terminally Ill Fan Dies Days After an Early Viewing of Episode VI

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"Star Wars" fan Daniel Fleetwood got his wish to see "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" before he succumbed to death following his battle with spindle cell sarcoma, a connective tissue cancer.

About a week after attending an early screening of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the 32-year-old avid Star Wars fan passed away in his sleep, according to a Facebook post from his wife, Ashley.

"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," she wrote after sharing her last photo with her husband.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the terminally ill man's wish was to be allowed to watch the seventh installment in the franchise earlier since he did not expect to live until its expected theatrical release on December 18.

Early this November, a campaign to grant his wish went viral over the social media using the hashtag #ForceForDaniel.

This later caught the attention of several stars of the film including John Boyega and Mark Hamill who both shared a post over Twitter to help spread the word of this simple wish from a dying man.

After a week, EW reported how "The Force came through" for the sick man with his wife revealing over a Facebook post that his wish had been granted.

She further explained that Daniel was allowed to watch an unedited copy of the upcoming Star Wars movie, the good news revealed to them by J.J. Abrams himself.

She then expressed her sincerest gratitude to all who made her husband's last wish possible, even using the popular Star Wars tagline: "May the force be with you."

In a past interview with Houston's KPRC-TV, Fleetwood revealed how big a fan he is of the whole Star Wars franchise and how much he wishes to see the seventh episode before he passes.

"Judging by how progressive the disease has gotten in the past two months, I really don't think that I'll be able to make it," he said, referring to the expected release date of the film set for December.

After learning about Danile Fleetwood's death, Boyega posted a tribute for him over Twitter using the same hashtag that made his wish come true.

"#ForceForDaniel glad you got to see the movie more importantly that you slept in peace. God bless you man x x you inspire me xx"

"The Force Awakens" sets off 30 years after the Battle of Endor as portrayed in "Return of the Jedi."

It stars some of the original Star Wars cast members including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill with the added bonus of some fresh faces like Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega.

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