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Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Got To See Upcoming Rogue One Film Before He Died

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Neil Hanvey's dying wish came true.

On Saturday, the terminally ill Star Wars fan got an advance screening of the film franchise's upcoming release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Over the weekend, the ailing man was actually able to watch the movie with his his wife and family members, from his bed at England's St. Michael's Hospice.

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Tragically, Neil passed away on Monday at 36 years old, after losing his battle with cancer.

But, before his death, hospice staff had organized a social media campaign to get Mr. Hanvey that advanced viewing. Last week, Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the famed franchise, saw the campaign, and took to Twitter to support the effort, retweeting this post (below):

And, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards also heard about the man's wish, and sent over a special preview version of the film, months before its scheduled December release.

After the Saturday screening, the hospice issued a statement about the heartwarming gesture, and revealed the filmmaker did "all he could" to grant Neil's request:

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A Terminally-Ill Cancer Patient Gets To See Star Wars: The Force Awakens Early

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His dying wish has been granted.

Daniel Fleetwood is a huge Star Wars fan. Sadly, he is also terminally ill.

But thanks to J.J. Abrams, his final wish has come true. The 32-year-old has a rare form of cancer, and was upset that he might not "make it" to see The Force Awakens when it hits theaters on December 18.

The ailing fan was told back in July that he only had two months to live.

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Daniel, who had loved the film franchise since he was a child, is currently in hospice care, and his loved ones had recently started a social media campaign urging Disney and LucasFilms to allow him to watch the highly-anticipated movie early.

And on Thursday, the execs granted their request.

Daniel's wife, Ashley, took to Facebook to share the good news, writing:

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Amy Schumer May Have Upset Disney With Her Sexy Star Wars GQ Spread!

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Amy Schumer rocked a lot of socks with her super sexy Star Wars-themed photoshoot for GQ.

But how did Lucasfilm — and their new parent company Disney — respond to Amy stripping, smoking, and getting under the covers with their characters?

[ Photos: Amy Schumer's Alternate GQ Cover Is Everything! ]

Not to mention fellating a lightsaber!

The official response, given out by the Star Wars Twitter account, doesn't sound very appreciative of the humor:

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Another Indiana Jones Movie Confirmed! But Will It Star Chris Pratt??

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Yay!

Kingdom of the Crystal Skull won't be the last Indiana Jones movie!

Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, fans have been wondering if there would be another Indy film to go along with all these Star Wars episodes.

[ Related: Game Of Thrones Star Gwendoline Christie's Star Wars Role Revealed ]

Well fans must have thrown Lucasfilm the whip, because president Kathleen Kennedy has finally confirmed that they're giving us back our screen idol!

She revealed:

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Disney Adds To The Star Wars Franchise With New Animated Series Star Wars Rebels!

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Disney sure is taking advantage of the Star Wars franchise!

The studio has just announced that their new animated series Star Wars Rebels has been put into production and will share many of the creatives from the franchise’s other animated series, Star Wars Clone Wars. It is set to premiere this Fall with a one-hour Disney Channel pilot, after which the series will move to Disney XD.

We know the show will center on events that take place between Episode II and IV, but Disney is keeping a lid on the details. Here’s the only snippet they’ve released:

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George Lucas ACCIDENTALLY Revealed Which Star Wars Stars Will Return In The Sequels! Find Out Their Names HERE!

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Were you worried a Disney-owned Star Wars franchise would ignore the stars — pun intended — who catapulted the series into megawatt fame in the first place?

George Lucas finds your lack of faith disturbing!

In a recent interview, the creator divulged a bit too much info when he swore many of our old school faves were already onboard with the new films!!

So, which big names did he promise were poised for appearances?!

Harrison Ford as the handsome rogue Han Solo, perhaps?

Or maybe Carrie Fisher as his pretty pretty Princess?

What about Mark Hamill as the whiny dust farmer who mastered The Force, found out his dad was Hayden Christensen, and then freed the galaxy from evil oppressors!

Would you believe us if we told you…

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Disney Confirms Star Wars Side Projects!

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We all suspected it, from the moment we heard about the Disney buying Lucasfilms!

Soon there are going to be more Star Wars movies than there are pieces of the Death Star! Even more than the Yoda spin-off!

Ch-ch-check out the video to see the confirmation …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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