'Star Wars' Fan Final Resting Place ... Will Be with Vader

11/12/2015 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Daniel Fleetwood, the superfan who got to see 'The Force Awakens' right before he died -- will go into eternity in a custom-made lightsaber urn ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Daniel's brother-in-law, who's an engineer, designed the urn as an exact replica of Darth Vader's weapon. It was one of Daniel's dying wishes to have a 'Star Wars' related final resting place.

It might seem odd that Daniel opted for the Dark Side's poster child -- but his wife, Ashley, tells us Vader was his favorite character, and he thought the lightsaber was a "great idea."

Ashley says the lightsaber is still under construction, but should be ready for his celebration of life on Nov. 21. Their backup plan is also kinda awesome -- a ceramic Death Star urn.

The Force is definitely with Daniel.