Daniel Fleetwood — the “Star Wars” fan who was granted his dying wish of seeing “The Force Awakens” before it opened — is gone, but he’s certainly not forgotten.
Fleetwood’s widow, Ashley Fleetwood, posted a touching tribute video of her late husband, who died at age 32 this week, to her Facebook page Thursday.
“Get ready for some tears. I had such an amazing time with you baby. I miss you more each day. I was so lucky. I love you,” Fleetwood wrote in accompaniment of the clip.
The video includes images from Fleetwood’s life, spanning from childhood onward. His “Star Wars” fandom is amply acknowledged in the clip, with one image depicting him wielding a light saber as a storm trooper points a gun at him, among numerous other “Star Wars”-related images.
Fleetwood, who suffered from the rare connective-tissue cancer spindle cell sarcoma, was granted his last wish to see “The Force Awakens” by Disney, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams, viewing an unfinished cut of the film, which opens in December.
On Tuesday, Ashley posted a message on Facebook confirming Fleetwood’s death, writing, “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.”
Watch the tribute video below.