The final day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and the news of George Lucas’s death are breaking through.
With no public comment from Lucas’s family or his wife, the world’s attention has been drawn to the tragedy unfolding at Toronto’s tallest structure.
A young fan from Ontario, the late Peter Wilt, died in an elevator at the top of the building on March 6, 2012.
The death was ruled a suicide, and a coroner ruled the cause of death a heart attack.
But what exactly happened to Wilt’s wife, Mary, and her son, Jason, who were watching the film with Wilt?
In the days and weeks after the tragedy, questions about the couple’s fate have plagued the Star Wars universe for years.
“The truth is, I don’t think we know,” Lucas’s son, John, told ABC News.
“I know there’s a little bit of confusion about it, but we don’t know how it happened.”
Wilt was a devoted fan of the Star Trek franchise, having attended several Star Wars conventions and a fan meet-up.
His family and friends said they were shocked and heartbroken by the news, but they also were saddened by the loss of their friend and fellow Star Wars fanatic.
“It’s been like an eternity since he was alive,” said Mary Wilt.
“He was my life, and he’s gone now.
I’m going to miss him so much.
I can’t believe he’s been gone.”
Wurt was a fan of George W. Lucas’s original trilogy, which had begun with Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in 1977.
He also was an avid fan of other films, and his fandom was not limited to Star Wars.
Wilt’s son Jason had been a Star Wars fan since he began watching the franchise, and said that Wilt was “the only person who would go and say, ‘You know, I’m a fan.'”
But Wilt had an unusual life, which is what led to the confusion about his death.
Wilt began his professional career in the 1980s, and in 1994, he became an executive producer on the Star War movies.
Wurt also helped produce the first Star Wars television series, Star Wars Rebels, which was filmed in Australia.
He was a frequent Star Wars guest, and according to Jason Wilt wrote a script for the new series.
The Wurt family is now seeking answers from Lucas family and from Lucas himself.
The family is hoping that Lucas will be able to tell them what happened.
“I would like to know, because I was a huge fan of his work and I was the only person to ever come to him with an idea,” said Jason Wurt.
“And he’s just gone.
It’s very hard for us to find out anything.
He’s been so busy that he’s not able to communicate with us.”
As part of a public service announcement at the Toronto International film festival on Friday, the Lucas family announced a new website dedicated to Wurt and his family.
The site includes a collection of images, stories, photos and stories about Wilt and his life.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Wurt, our friend, and friend to Jason, our son,” the family said.
“We would like you to know that we will continue to offer our sincere condolences to Peter’s family, friends, and fans.”
The Lucas family has made public statements, including an open letter on Lucas’s behalf to fans and the press.
“This is not a time to grieve, but a time for reflection,” the letter reads.
“As a family, we want to share with you the many things that made Peter the person he was.
Peter’s passion for the Star Empire is the reason he was able to pursue it so successfully, and to be involved in the franchise for so many years.”
A tribute to Wirt will be held Saturday at Toronto International Park, the same spot where Lucas was first announced to have died.
A memorial service will be offered on March 7, and Lucas’s ashes will be interred in the Empire City Civic Center, just steps from the site of Wilt.
“I would never forget that day, I would never stop believing,” said Peter Welt.
“It was a beautiful day.
And I would do anything in the world for the love of my family and my children.”
John Wilt said that while they know there will be a gap between now and the time when Lucas is remembered, he wants to make sure that everyone who knows Wilt has a strong sense of closure.
“Everyone is going to remember this guy, he was a really nice guy, and we’ll all look back on that day in 20 years and laugh about it,” John Wilt told ABCNews.
“But we want everyone to know there was something about him that really got you.”