Dying STAR TREK Fan Passes Away After Fulfilling Wish To See INTO DARKNESS

Earlier this week, we told you the heart-warming story of a terminally ill Star Trek fan whose dying wish was made a reality by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof; to see Star Trek Into Darkness before he passed away. Though he got to see the movie, Dan Craft has now died.

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By Josh Wilding - 1/5/2013

When the wife of a terminally ill Star Trek fan posted an open letter on Reddit and Twitter asking Paramount to make her husband's wish to see Star Trek Into Darkness a reality, J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof made it so. After signing numerous non-disclosure agreements, "Dan" was able to watch a rough-cut DVD copy of the film. Now identified as 42-year-old Dan Craft, New York’s Subway Cinema reported on its Facebook page that he died on Friday night of complications from cancer. He was a longtime supporter of Subway Cinema and the New York Asian Film Festival.

Last night around 10:15pm, Dan Craft, who has been a member of Subway Cinema since 2004, passed away. His wife and brother were with him when he went, and he wasn't in any pain. He'd been a bit loopy for a few days as his liver failed and toxins built up in his blood, and on Thursday his wife asked him if he needed to go to the bathroom. "I'm going..." he proclaimed, "Into the future."

See you there, Dan.

Dan Craft: 1971 - 2013

We miss you.


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SpiderHyphenMan - 1/5/2013, 6:08 PM
My god..... This is heart wrenching to hear. :((((((((
CoulsonLives - 1/5/2013, 6:11 PM
You have lived long and prospered my friend. *Does Vulcan hand sign*
bazinga85 - 1/5/2013, 6:11 PM
Those were really cool final words. R.I.P Dan
TonyChu - 1/5/2013, 6:11 PM
And may he rest in peace. Glad he got to see the movie before he passed.
superotherside - 1/5/2013, 6:13 PM
Wow, that's kind of heartwarming that he did receive his last wish though. Even though it is sad to see him pass.

R.I.P Dan Craft
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 1/5/2013, 6:13 PM
amazing. what an incredible wife
NerdyGeek - 1/5/2013, 6:16 PM
RIP.

:(
Sanderman - 1/5/2013, 6:17 PM
Hope he liked the movie
marvel72 - 1/5/2013, 6:17 PM
r.i.p dan craft

i'm glad you saw star trek into darkness before you passed away.
Ashes2Phoenix - 1/5/2013, 6:19 PM
Poor bloke...

RIP Dan Craft
eidreven - 1/5/2013, 6:25 PM
damn never knew fanboys would become a real story
TheScarletSpider - 1/5/2013, 6:35 PM
Damn man its always bad when someone dies no mather who it is, rip Dan Craft
Hero020200 - 1/5/2013, 6:38 PM
Live long and Prosper sir... Live long and prosper...
WruceBayne - 1/5/2013, 6:41 PM
I tip my hat to you Abrams and Paramount, good job gentlemen, good job.
R.I.P Dan "The Ultimate Fan" Craft
PirateOpossum - 1/5/2013, 6:41 PM
Rest in peace ...
USAgent - 1/5/2013, 6:43 PM
Godspeed to you Mr.Craft, may you rest in peace
IronManny819 - 1/5/2013, 6:44 PM
Hgggnnnnnn....feels. Feels everywhere. :'(
Reasonnnn - 1/5/2013, 6:48 PM
RIP awesome trekkie
whoa123 - 1/5/2013, 6:49 PM
R.I.P. Dan Craft :(
Tonic24k - 1/5/2013, 6:52 PM
RIP, Dan!
Ancar - 1/5/2013, 6:54 PM
Rest in peace, man, God takes you!
LP4 - 1/5/2013, 7:14 PM
R.I.P
TheAbomination - 1/5/2013, 7:18 PM
RIP Dan Craft. My condolences to his family during this tragic time.
TheAbomination - 1/5/2013, 7:19 PM
Those were some epic last words too.
EagleEye21 - 1/5/2013, 7:32 PM
@NightDrive: Not cool man!!!
GreenHalJordan - 1/5/2013, 7:33 PM
RIP Dan. That Star Trek vid above fits this perfectly.My heart goes out to the family and friends!
dnno1 - 1/5/2013, 7:35 PM
Reminds me of the movie, "Fan Boys".
EagleEye21 - 1/5/2013, 7:35 PM
No one could have said it better than Kirk
optimus69 - 1/5/2013, 7:42 PM
R.i.p. and boldly go into the light for you have reached the final frontier..
M3T4LL0 - 1/5/2013, 7:45 PM

Rest In Peace in Nerd Heaven my friend.
dbperez54 - 1/5/2013, 7:48 PM
RIP
Mendenhall12 - 1/5/2013, 7:55 PM
RIP
JimmyPesto - 1/5/2013, 7:56 PM
Rest in peace.
GraGar - 1/5/2013, 7:57 PM
"It is a far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known"
CBMM1 - 1/5/2013, 8:11 PM
RIP Dan
AnonymousGuy - 1/5/2013, 8:20 PM
I got chills hearing his last words. I bet I'll end up thinking of this story when I go see the film. It sounds like he lived life to the fullest. Live long and prosper....RIP Dan Craft
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 1/5/2013, 8:21 PM
Rest In Love, Live Long and Prosper

For Dan
RAWRG - 1/5/2013, 8:26 PM
RIP Dan Craft
BlazinTexan - 1/5/2013, 8:29 PM
So Sad RIP brother
Greengo - 1/5/2013, 8:31 PM
:'(
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