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What would your funeral look like?



If you thought you'd previously seen it all, well, you're wrong. Case in point: David Morales Colón, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man who was shot to death last Thursday, and whose wake is now making headlines here in the United States mainland. How come? Well, suffice it to say that the funeral directors at Marin Funeral Home in San Juan's Hato Rey neighborhood have a flair for the unorthodox. For example, in 2008, they embalmed another young shooting victim and displayed his body standing up for the duration of a multi-day wake.

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Back to the present: 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.

Lest you think this is some sort of insane hoax, here's the link to the local Primera Hora newspaper coverage, which features a multi-shot photo gallery, and here's the less detailed Associated Press wire version that's presently making the rounds. Finally, we've got a video posted after the jump. We'll say this: David Morales Colón rides into the afterlife in memorable style. Thanks to Joel for the tip, and thanks to Wes Siler for the bike ID.

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That's just plain f*cked up right there... I officially have the creeps for the rest of today and possibly all of tomorrow...
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Batmans, I don't know how or where you dig some of this stuff up................



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Trust me. I'm holding back.......

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I heard about this on the Radio today... im speechless!

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That is AWESOME, just think about afterward when he gets stiff trying to break him up to get him in the casket. Maybe they put him near a cliff, put some training wheels on it and layed it wide open letting him fly in to eternity!
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Prop me up in the GTO for the funeral, and then bury me in it!!
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Atleast it lightens the mood. Not a bad idea unless your really old school.

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The video almost seems creepier......




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They got his hat on wrong, cant' ride with your hat on Forward, Noobs.
Video had me waiting for something to happen. I want' to go at 170 MPH and all my remaining parts they scoop up and put in a bucket, then my buddies have a kegger on my grave! Or spread my ashes in the burnout box! My grandmother told me in her Deathbed, "Dan, don't get old, it sucks". I said, "the alternative is??" Dying young?
That guy is more famous in his death than he ever was in life, so he wins.
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