Disney Pays Tribute to Star Wars Fan and Hero Riley Howell

Real-life hero, Riley Howell, is being memorialized as a Jedi Master and historian in the official Star Wars Canon.

Riley died back in April while saving the lives of many during a campus shooting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He was a huge Star Wars fan. The entry for "Ri-Lee Howell" is in the newly published Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary. In the visual dictionary, Ri-Lee Howell is responsible for putting together the sacred texts known as Aionomica, there were featured in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Disney CEO, Bob Iger, referred to Howell as a "true life hero."

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