4-Year-Old's STAR WARS-Themed Funeral Fulfills His Final Wish

4-Year-Old's STAR WARS-Themed Funeral Fulfills His Final Wish

May the force be with you, Master Jack Robinson. Two days ago, family and friends of four-year-old Jack Robinson fulfilled his last wish with a Star Wars-themed funeral.

Jack Robinson, a 4-year-old Hampshire boy with an inoperable brain tumor, died last week. Before his death, Jack had several of his dreams come true. He was visited at the hospital by Gary Barlow, a judge on the U.K. edition of the X Factor and frontman of the British pop-group Take That. Jack was a admirer of Barlow's single 'Let Me Go.' Jack was also a huge Doctor Who fan, and received a personalized message from Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor (video at bottom of the page). He was even given a ride in a fire engine as an early birthday present.

All of those acts of kindness certainly helped ease the young boy's pain, yet Jack had one final wish - a Star Wars-themed funeral. Two days ago in Denmead, Hampshire, at All Saints' church, Jack's family and friends gathered to make that final wish a reality.
His parents Terence and Marie Robinson were determined to celebrate their son's life and passions, having his body carried in a Star Wars coffin on a white horse-drawn carriage surrounded by stormtroopers. His carriage was covered floral tributes, including one reading 'Jedi' and wreaths in the shape of a lightsaber, Yoda and R2-D2. Inside the church a brass band played the film's The Binary Sunset music - known as Luke Skywalker's theme - and the order of service read: 'Master Jack Robinson, joined the force 1st April 2014'. - dailymail.co.uk
After the funeral Jack's father said: "Jack was a special boy, he was unique and brought everyone together. We needed to give him a unique send off, and the brilliant sunshine that came out for it was Jack looking down on us. I will always love you son."

He's one with the force now. Rest in peace, Jack.
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Doopie - 4/13/2014, 10:30 AM
sad, but also very nice
WombRaider - 4/13/2014, 10:31 AM
im usually a pessimistic misery of a man but this really restores my love for humanity a bit
marvel72 - 4/13/2014, 10:33 AM
i'm sad for the little fella,but i'm happy he got such an amazing ending to his short lfe.
ManofSteel23 - 4/13/2014, 10:33 AM
We don't realize how lucky we are,RIP kid
DrDoom - 4/13/2014, 10:35 AM
He's with the Force now.
batz11 - 4/13/2014, 10:36 AM
The Force was strong with this one!
ukboy28 - 4/13/2014, 10:37 AM
R.I.P. young jack :(


Agreed he did.
Reasonnnn - 4/13/2014, 10:38 AM
[frick] :( Awesome sendoff, RIP kiddo. You and the force are one now
SKetCH - 4/13/2014, 10:38 AM
This breaks my heart but it's amazing to see his final wish met. In style, too.

Rest In Peace, young Jedi.
GUNSMITH - 4/13/2014, 10:38 AM
BubblesShedAndBreakfast - 4/13/2014, 10:40 AM
Rip young padawan....
QuestionDAnswer - 4/13/2014, 10:40 AM

Always, R.I.P.
bobevanz - 4/13/2014, 10:41 AM
:'( those are great parents.words can't even explain.....
LEEE777 - 4/13/2014, 10:42 AM
Poor lil guy.

Just goes to show you how lucky we all are!

R.I.P May the force always be with you.
Pharaoh - 4/13/2014, 10:42 AM
Salute young Jedi...
Emblemmaniac - 4/13/2014, 10:43 AM
R.I.P :(
JJJameson - 4/13/2014, 10:44 AM
Your life will be celebrated by the whole World, Master Jack.

May the force always be with you.
ezio619 - 4/13/2014, 10:46 AM
The Force was strong with this one...this makes me so sad...i am 19 and i have missing valve in my heart when i was born, my mom and dad prayed all night and day and i had two operations done,i have a big scar and i have certain precautions i have to do ,these things hit me so hard..im so sad right now,i take my condition for granted and now i know how truly luck i am, rest in peace,Jack,you are in The tardis now with the doctor high above us all
KiddSoul - 4/13/2014, 10:47 AM
The imagination and inspiration from this kid will be felt by many even though he is gone. This inspired me to not take things for granted if for a moment. This kid and his parents got soul... R.I.P Jack Robinson!
charlie2094 - 4/13/2014, 10:49 AM
Man, that's sad to hear, Rest in Peace Jack :(

Nice to see stars doing things like this, trying to make it all a little easier
MrCameron - 4/13/2014, 10:49 AM
RIP Jack and may The Force be with you
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/13/2014, 10:49 AM
[frick]ed up world. Rest in peace
Klone - 4/13/2014, 10:51 AM
Nice to see his last wish fulfilled.
batz11 - 4/13/2014, 10:52 AM
Thanks Nail, I had posted a response to one of them, but notice you deleted, so I did mine :)

As a father to two kids, breaks my heart seeing stories like this...then to read idiots who are acting like dbags for attention, sad, very sad...
MsDarkPhoenix - 4/13/2014, 10:52 AM
Omg that's so sad!!! Brain tumor... R. I. P. little kid and may the force be with you :)
Prime - 4/13/2014, 10:52 AM
Gone too soon. Rest in peace little guy.
Brainiac13 - 4/13/2014, 10:53 AM
R.I.P Little fellow.
Thegeekygurl - 4/13/2014, 10:53 AM
It's sad how special Star Wars is to people and how Lucas did nothing after Empire but to create toy commercials and give it's fans garbage.
As a whole I think Star Wars is undeserving of such fans as that boy.
JustThwipIt - 4/13/2014, 10:57 AM
You sir, have no heart and you're disrespectful.

That pic of him with the doctor broke my heart.
Maan, the mother effing feels. It's so nice to see all the movement made for this kid so that he could leave this world the happiest way possible.

Rest In Peace kiddo.
The space has earned another Star.
ThaJackaL - 4/13/2014, 10:58 AM
Matt Smith is so awesome for having sent him the video and gifts. Class act all the way Matt.

This literally brought tears to my eyes knowing little Jack Robinson passed away. Bless him and his family. May the force be with them all. R.I.P
JoachimVR - 4/13/2014, 10:58 AM
I just cut some onions, that's all...
MrBatmor - 4/13/2014, 10:59 AM
R.I.P jack Robinson...the force is strong with this one....i cant even think whats going on in his parents minds...
its the moments like these when you understand how lucky you are...

@nail thanks mate...fir cleaning this thread...
peppy - 4/13/2014, 11:00 AM
R.I.P little soilder .
beane2099 - 4/13/2014, 11:01 AM
Heart breaking and uplifting all at once. RIP Jack.
WinterAvenger - 4/13/2014, 11:01 AM
Rest in space little guy my hopes and dream travel with you!
Geotheleo - 4/13/2014, 11:01 AM
Rest in paradise young Lad, may the pearly gates of Valhalla open for you and may your dreams line the way
ezio619 - 4/13/2014, 11:01 AM
i love matt smith,one of the nicest guys around, he was great as The Doctor, its nice to know he is just a great guy all around,im still just so upset and sadden by this
Dunejedi - 4/13/2014, 11:02 AM
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.

Rest In Peace, Jack.
SauronsBANE - 4/13/2014, 11:05 AM
Oh man, this story is so touching and helps put things into perspective. I hope those earlier acts of kindness lessened Jack's pain, even a little bit, and what an awesome way to honor his memory and last wish with his funeral. Rest in peace, little guy.
ManOfKrypton - 4/13/2014, 11:08 AM
RIP Little Fella!
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