Terminally Ill Star Wars Fan Got To See Rogue One Early

We previously reported on a new campaign called #RogueOneWish, which sought to allow Star Wars fan [...]

Rogue One Wish

We previously reported on a new campaign called #RogueOneWish, which sought to allow Star Wars fan Neil Hanvey to view the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story before its official release.

His wife, Andrea Hanvey, initiated the push on social media due to her husband's illness, which did not give him much longer to live. Unfortunately, Neil passed away on Sunday, but not until after he was able to see an early cut of the film on Saturday. St Michael's Hospice posted a thank you to everyone who supported the campaign (via Star Wars News).

"On behalf of Neil Hanvey, his wife Andrea and all his family, we want to thank everyone who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign. 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."

Andrea posted on the hospice's page as well and thanked all the people who made that Saturday so special for Neil, and to those who reached out after the news released of his passing.

"On behalf of all our family we would like to thank everyone who has passed on their condolences following Neil's death last night. We would also like to thank the tens of thousands of people who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign. All the messages of love during the past week have given us a great deal of comfort during a very difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone at St Michael's Hospice, especially Amy Duncan, without who #RogueOneWish would not have happened. All donations at Neil's funeral will go to the Hospice's Family Support team and will be used to fund work with children and young people. An online donation page will be set-up shortly."

It's wonderful that he was able to view the film before he passed, and our thoughts are with Neil's family and friends. For more information on the St Michael's Hospice, you can head to their official website.