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J.J. Abrams On Granting Dying Fan's Wish: 'Unbelievably Touching'

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J.J. Abrams granted a Star Trek fan's dying wish to see Star Trek: Into Darkness before he passed away.

That man, Daniel Craft, is no longer with us.

J.J. was asked about the experience, which we're sure was one of the most powerful moments of his life. Here's what he had to say:

“It’s very sensitive. [It was] unbelievably touching.”

The way he delivered the very few words about it were very telling, as he hadn't been expecting to be asked about it during a panel for Revolution. He was clearly overwhelmed by the opportunity and responsibility to grant a dying man’s wish.

Cancer sucks. Daniel had been diagnosed just six weeks ago with a terminal diagnosis. A friend posted online about how much he wanted to see the flick, and J.J. responded personally and privately, and sent a DVD with an early cut for Daniel to watch.

The movie won't be out until May.

We hope you're in a better play, Daniel. Our hearts go out to him, his family, and friends.

[Image via WENN.]

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3 comments to “J.J. Abrams On Granting Dying Fan's Wish: 'Unbelievably Touching'”

  1. 1

    sweet. only wish that man had known about the curative effects of cannabis oil (extract of the cannabis plant). It saddens me whenever I hear of a death from cancer wherein the person was not aware of the scientific facts that cannabis oil cures cancers. So sad…

  2. ONIT says – reply to this


    I hope it made Daniel very happy but what I read about his experience it's been a bliss.
    Now to the author of this little article: please do your homework. It was his wife that posted the request online and Daniel had already been a cancer patient when they diagnosed a second form of cancer that made him die.

  3. An old friend says – reply to this


    Daniel knew much about cannabis. it was not treatable. he was at peace.