One of the darkest moments of 2019 was the horrible shooting that happened at the campus of UNCC and took the lives of two students; Ellis R. Parlier, 19, and Riley Howell, who has since been praised as a hero. During the shooting, Howell actual charged the gunman and took him off his feet which prevented more injuries and bloodshed.
Well now, Howell, who was a huge star wars fan, has been immortalized as a Jedi.
Howell’s family received a letter from the fan relations team at Lucasfilm which explained,
“Riley’s courage and selflessness brings out the Jedi in all of us…As a small tribute, our Story Group has incorporated a reimagining of Riley’s name as a character in the Star Wars galaxy. We can’t reveal the specific details at this time, but the character’s name will appear in a forthcoming book publication later this year.”
They ended the letter in the best way possible,
“The Force will be with Riley, and all of you, always…”