Thirty-five-year old man from Minneapolis confesses to be 'Spider-Man' in obituary
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The News Minute | December 2, 2014 | 05:51 pm IST Aaron Joseph Purmort from Minneapolis wrote a humourous obituary for himself before he passed away fighting cancer recently. In his obituary, Purmort disclosed a secret, that he is none other than the Spider-Man and that he died fighting 'a nefarious criminal named Cancer'. His obituary was published in Star Tribune, part of which reads, √Ę‚ā¨ňúPurmort, Aaron Joseph age 35, died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting and a years long battle with a nefarious criminal named Cancer, who has plagued our society for far too long. Civilians will recognize him best as Spider-Man, and thank him for his many years of service protecting our city. His family knew him only as a kind and mild-mannered Art Director, a designer of websites and t-shirts, and concert posters who always had the right cardigan and the right thing to say (even if it was wildly inappropriate). 'Aaron was a comic book aficionado, a pop-culture encyclopedia and always the most fun person at any party.' 'He is survived by his parents Bill and Kim Kuhlmeyer, father Mark Purmort (Patricia, Autumn, Aly), sisters Erika and Nicole, first wife Gwen Stefani, current wife Nora and their son Ralph, who will grow up to avenge his father's untimely death.' That his first wife was Gwen Stefani, the American singer, was just a joke and Purmort's wife Nora later tweeted, I hope @gwenstefani and I can finally settle our differences. We both loved @purmort http://t.co/nDsUgP2QxF #RIPBigPurm √Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚ nora purmort (@noraborealis) November 30, 2014 If you're wondering why @gwenstefani hasn't responded to @purmort's death, respect that we all handle grief differently. √Ę¬Ě¬§√Į¬ł¬Ź √Ę‚ā¨‚ÄĚ nora purmort (@noraborealis) December 2, 2014 Nora in her blog also wrote, √Ę‚ā¨ŇďBefore purmort died, we had time to sit down and write his obituary. I√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘve never laughed and cried more in one sitting, but I√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘm so glad we got to do this. I love this man so damn much.√Ę‚ā¨¬Ě The story first appeared on The Huffington Post.