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This undated photo provided by Disney shows the poster for the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." This undated photo provided by Disney shows the poster for the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who requested an advance screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has died less than a week after watching the movie.

Daniel Fleetwood, who had cancer, had a private screening at his home in Spring, Texas, Nov. 5.

His wife, Ashley, posted on Facebook that he died in his sleep early Tuesday and "is now one with God and with the force."

Diagnosed with spindle cell carcinoma and told he had just months to live, the 31-year-old Fleetwood lobbied online to be allowed to see an early version of the movie, due out Dec. 18. He saw an unfinished version, thanks to the film's producers and director, J.J. Abrams.

Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors say a celebration of Fleetwood's life is scheduled Nov. 21 in Nacogdoches.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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