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So said the legendary DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern, whose likeness will live on in the hearts of Renato Garcia's family. The 50-year-old Puerto Rican man died Monday after having respiratory issues, and his family decided to dress him in the costume he'd taken a liking to in the weeks leading up to his death:
His family saw him as a superhero.
"He was always very helpful," Garcia's sister and caretaker, Milagros Garcia, told Primera Hora. "You beckoned and he was always there."
Garcia's body was propped up in a standing position for the wake. Posing bodies at wakes and funerals is a familiar tradition in Puerto Rico, according to the New York Daily News.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
I can see if they wanted him in the beloved costume in a coffin, but being propped up like that is creepy and disrespectful. But of course it's their funeral and their choice so they can do as they wish.
originally posted by: Iamthatbish
I'm really creeped out by that picture of people cuddled up to the corpse.
If they loved that person, I hope they have better pictures. All that made that person someone to love is gone