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‘Star Wars’ Super-Fan’s Final Resting Place Will Be a Lightsaber Urn

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‘Star Wars’ Super-Fan’s Final Resting Place Will Be a Lightsaber Urn

A lightsaber-shaped urn will hold the ashes of Daniel Fleetwood, the terminally ill “Star Wars” fan who passed away Monday, just days after he was granted his dying wish to see “The Force Awakens.”

His wife Ashley Fleetwood tells TMZ he had requested a “Star Wars”-related final resting place. And because Darth Vader was Daniel’s favorite character, his engineer brother-in-law is designing an exact replica of the Sith Lord’s weapon.

Ashley said the hope is for the lightsaber urn to be complete in time for the celebration of Daniel’s life on Nov. 21.

The 32-year-old Daniel, who had battled spindle cell sarcoma for two years, was given two months to live in July. Knowing her husband likely wouldn’t make it to the Dec. 18 premiere of “The Force Awakens,” Ashley launched a social-media campaign for Disney and Lucasfilm to allow him to see it early. Director J.J. Abrams called the couple on Nov. 4, and the next day Daniel’s wish was granted.

“Today the wonderful Disney and Lucasfilms made his final dream come true,” Ashley wrote on Nov. 5, “in the amazing typical Disney way, they really do make dreams come true!”

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