EPPING, New Hampshire (CBS) — The veteran whose last wish was to see the latest Star Wars movie died on Monday, according to his family.

Ron Villemaire was a 69-year-old Air Force veteran who was battling stage-four colon cancer. He was a self-described “Star Wars junkie.”

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After hearing about Villemaire’s wish a month ago, fire departments neighboring his New Hampshire hospice care center decided to make it happen.

Ron Villemaire is greeted by Chewbacca at his hospice care center (Photo Courtesy: New Boston Fire Department)

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New Boston, Epping, and Bedford Fire Departments assisted in transporting Villemaire to the movie theater and set up a special hospital bed for him.

The theater was closed to the public, allowing Villemaire to watch the Star Wars: The Last Jedi with family and friends.

Air Force veteran transported to the movie theater to see Star Wars (Courtesy Photo)

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Darth Vader and Chewbacca also visited him at his hospice center before he was escorted by Storm Troopers to the theater.