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Star Wars: Peter Mayhew Pens Touching Letter to a Young Fan

Originally written for 11/12/15  by Matt MacNabb Back to Writing Portfolio

Star Wars fans are counting down the days until Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hits theaters in December 2015. The film, which is the first Star Wars live-action movie produced since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, is widely hoped to signify the rebirth and new direction for the long-term success of the beloved franchise.

All of the joy and excitement that comes along with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens has been counterbalanced recently with the tragic stories of fans that aren’t destined to live long enough to enjoy the new film. One such fan was met with a tragic accident a few weeks back – and his best friend got a surprising letter from Star Wars legend Peter Mayhew.

Sam Miller was a seven-year old boy who was involved in a tragic ATV accident in October. Tragically, the young man was unable to recover and passed away near the end of last month. Sam’s best friend L…