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The Force Awakens for terminally ill Star Wars fan

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By Sarah Taylor  with Reuters
The Force Awakens for terminally ill Star Wars fan

Terminally ill Star Wars fan Daniel Fleetwood has been granted his dying wish: to see the new ‘The Force Awakens’ film.

The 31 year old from Texas was able to watch an unfinished version of the film a month and a half before it came out in cinemas.

His request caught the attention of some of the film’s actors after going viral under the hashtag #ForceForDaniel.

Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the film franchise was among those who lobbied for Fleetwood to see The Force Awakens and afterwards tweeted his elation that the fan’s wish had come true.

Fleetwood, who is suffering from an aggressive form of cancer affecting 90 percent of his lungs, announced in September that he only had one or two months left to live.