January 24, 2018 11:01 AM

A sick Star Wars fan saw his final wish come true when he got to attend a special screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi just months before his death.

Air Force veteran Ron Villemaire, who died on Monday at the age of 69 after battling stage four colon cancer, watched the movie during a private screening after local firefighters helped escort him to a local theater.

Villemaire’s wish was fulfilled after his daughter Elizabeth Ngo started a social media campaign to help her father see the film. Ngo had originally bought tickets for a showing but soon realized her father would not be out of the hospital in time due to his increasing pain.

Using the hashtag #RonsLastJedi, Ngo caught the attention of local firefighters, who helped escort Villemaire to a special showing of the film, where he arrived to applause from people dressed up as some of his favorite characters from the famous franchise.

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Local theater O’Neil’s Cinemas donated theater time to Villemaire and his family.

On Monday, Ngo announced that her father had passed away.

“This evening at 7:27 pm my amazing father and best friend took his last journey home to heaven. I know he will be with my grandparents and safe with God. I’m thankful he is no longer in horrible pain. Thank you for all of your prayers,” she tweeted.

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