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Dead Man Dresses as the Green Lantern at His Funeral


(Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/AP)

Here lies, er, stands Renato Garcia. He passed away at the age of 50 in San Jose, Puerto Rico. He once found a uniform for the Green Lantern Corps in a bag of donated clothes. Though he lacked an Oan power ring, Garcia felt inspired to wear the uniform for several weeks. When he died, his family thought it appropriate to bury him in it.

Posing bodies for viewings is becoming a popular funeral custom in Puerto Rico. The New York Daily News reports:

Posing embalmed bodies at wakes and funerals is nothing new in Puerto Rico, where the practice has taken off. Georgina Lloren, 80, was posed in her favorite rocking chair after her death in San Jose last year.

The last wish of another man, Angel Pantoja Medina, was to stand at his own wake so in 2008, family members abided.

Christopher Rivera, a professional boxer, was stood up in the corner of a boxing ring and dressed up in his pugilists gear after his murder in 2014. Another murder victim, David Morales Colon, was propped up on his motorcycle after he 2010 death.

This is a great practice! And I have just the right idea for a suit for my own funeral.

-via Geek Tyrant


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