‘Star Wars’ fan who saw movie early dies – CNN

Fleetwood had spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of connective tissue cancer, and was told in July that he had two months to live, according to CNN affiliate KPRC.

A “Star Wars” fan from childhood, he wanted to see the new film before he died.

The movie will be released to the public December 18.

Hamill congratulated Fleetwood and his wife after she posted the news of the screening on her Facebook page.