Terminally Ill 'Star Wars' Fan Dies After Seeing 'Rogue One' Early
Neil Hanvey, the terminally ill Star Wars fan who got to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ahead of its December release, sadly died on Monday (August 22).
He was just 36 and had been battling cancer for several years.
Neil saw the film just two days before his death after his family started the #RogueOneWish campaign.
“On behalf of Neil Hanvey, his wife Andrea and all his family, we want to thank everyone who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign,” St Michael’s Hospice posted on Facebook. “The director of Rogue One, Gareth Edwards did all he could to make Saturday a very special day for Neil. Neil, his family and everyone at St Michael’s Hospice would like to say thank you to Disney, Lucasfilm and especially Gareth Edwards.”
Our thoughts are with Neil‘s family and friends during this difficult time.