19 August 2008

S'up Son? Corpse Kept Upright For 3-Day Wake in Puerto Rico

A Puerto Rican man has been granted his final wish to remain standing - even in death.

A funeral home in San Juan used some sort of special embalming treatment to keep the corpse of 24-year-old Angel Pantoja Medina standing upright for his 3 day wake.

Dressed in a Yankees cap and sunglasses, Angel was mourned by relatives while propped upright in his mother's living room!!


His brother Carlos told the El Nuevo Dia newspaper the victim had long said he wanted to be upright for his own wake: "He wanted to be happy, standing."

The owner of the Marin Funeral Home said Angel's mother requested to fulfill her dead son's last wish. A thug til tha end.

Angel was found dead last Friday underneath a bridge in San Juan and buried Monday. Police are investigating how he died.


Mas Triste said...


Da Livin' Room!

I gotcha' back, Ma...Standin' watch!

Gotham City Insider said...

Best comment ever. Laughed hard. Send more.

Anonymous said...

Gabba Gabba Hey!

(note dem shizzades)