A Boy with Terminal Cancer Asked for a "Star Wars" Themed Funeral . . . And His Parents Came Through Big Time
In January, a four-year-old in southern England named Jack Robinson was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. And tragically, he passed away earlier this month. But his last few weeks were pretty special, and so was his funeral.
After he was diagnosed, his parents did everything they could to cross stuff off his bucket list. So he got a visit from the singer Gary Barlow, who's huge in the U.K.
And he was a big fan of the BBC show "Doctor Who", so they got in touch with Matt Smith, who played him from 2010 until last December. Then Matt sent him a video saying hi, and even sang the theme song for him.
But Jack was an even BIGGER fan of "Star Wars". And the last thing on his list was to have a "Star Wars" themed FUNERAL. So his parents made it happen last week . . . and they came through BIG TIME.
They gave him a "Star Wars" casket with flowers spelling "Jedi," there was a life-size R2-D2 on hand, and Imperial Stormtroopers served as the pall-bearers.
Then during the service, they had musicians play the music from the first movie, when Luke's watching the two sunsets before leaving home for the first time. And the program read, quote, "Master Jack Robinson joined the force April 1st, 2014." (Daily Mail)