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A "Star Wars" fan in hospice care got his dying wish to see the new movie before it is released in theaters. (Photo: Rowans Hospice)
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‘Star Wars’ Fan Gets Dying Wish To See Final Film

A "Star Wars" fan in hospice care got his dying wish to see the new movie before it is released in theaters. (Photo: Rowans Hospice)

(CNN) – A dying “Star Wars” fan received one of his final wishes.

The patient wanted to watch the newest movie in the franchise, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” The problem is that film hasn’t been released yet, and it won’t be in theaters until mid-December.

Rowans Hospice in Hampshire, England, where the patient is being treated, took to Twitter on Nov. 26 to make the plea on the patient’s behalf, writing that “time is not on his side.”

The appeal was met with strong support on social media, with the likes of Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker himself – wishing the hospice “good luck” with its request.

On Thanksgiving Day, Disney’s chairman and CEO, Bob Iger, responded.

He said the company would allow the patient a preview, tweeting “On this Thanksgiving, we at @Disney are grateful to be able to share #TheRiseOfSkywalker with a patient and his family @RowansHospice. May the force be with you and with us all!”

The patient released a statement thanking Disney, saying he felt like he won the lottery.

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