Dead Man Displayed on Motorcycle Rather than in Casket for Wake


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When Puerto Rican man David Morales Colón died, he wasn't displayed in a casket at his wake, but astride his motorcycle:
Yesterday and today, callers who stopped to pay their final respects to the late Mr. Colón got a bit of a surprise. Instead of the traditional presentation of the body in a casket, Mr. Colón's corpse, dressed in casual duds and sunglasses, was instead posed in a very lifelike position atop his Repsol-liveried Honda CBR600 F4. According to Puerto Rico's Primera Hora newspaper, the motorcycle was given to the victim by his uncle, and upon Mr. Colón's untimely demise, family members delivered the bike to the funeral home specifically for this unusual wake.


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A while back, another young dead Puerto Rican guy was propped up instead of being shown in a casket:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,406081,00.html

Perhaps the this motorcycle guy was inspired by the same story before he died? Or could it be a little-known Puerto Rican custom?
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They just did the normal thing idk how they did it.

There's a video after the funeral, that a woman moves his hands and everything because of the speculation of mutilation or what ever to his body. Let me see if I can find it.
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