Boy's Dying Wish Was For A Star Wars Funeral

Jack Robinson, from Portsmouth, England, was just four years old when he died earlier this month of an inoperable brain tumour. It's the most tragic of passings, but if there's any consolation to be had from such sadness, it's that Jack's dying wish (well, wishes) were granted.

Jack's parents, Terence and Marie, had helped him (and themselves) prepare by putting together a bucket list. Jack being four, he wanted to meet a pop star (he met Gary Barlow, formerly of Take That), have Doctor Who sing him the show's theme song (which the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, duly did), and be buried with a Star Wars funeral.

Jack's coffin, draped in a Star Wars logo, was carried in a horse-drawn carriage, which was flanked by Stormtroopers. An R2-D2 model was also present at the ceremony, where a band played Star Wars music and flowers were arranged in the shape of Yoda, R2-D2 and a lightsaber

Jack's family have nominated three charities for those wishing to donate or fundraise. They can be found here.

Emotional goodbye to four-year-old Jack Robinson [Portsmouth News, via Geekologie]

Boy's Dying Wish Was For A Star Wars Funeral