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Dying 'Star Wars' fan sees movie early

(CNN)A dream has come true for a "Star Wars" fan without much time left to live.

Daniel Fleetwood, a 32-year-old "Star Wars" aficionado who is terminally ill with cancer, got the chance to see an unedited version of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Thursday, a Disney spokesperson confirmed to CNN Money's Frank Pallotta.

All involved were happy to make it happen, the spokesperson said.

It was the result of an online campaign, #ForceForDaniel, which received support from "Star Wars" actors Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and newcomer John Boyega in recent days.

Fleetwood has spindle cell sarcoma, a rare form of connective tissue cancer, and was told in July 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 on December 18.

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