Man reveals ‘secret identity’ in touching obituary

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MINNEAPOLIS- Before a 35-year-old Minneapolis-area man died from cancer, he wrote a touching obituary that was also extremely light-hearted and humorous at times.

A portion of Aaron Joseph Purmort’s obituary, published in the Star Tribune, reads:

“Purmort, 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.”

Near the end, he writes that he’s survived by his “.. first wife Gwen Stefani, current wife Nora and their son Ralph, who will grow up to avenge his father’s untimely death.”

Purmort’s wife, Nora, wrote on her blog that before her husband died, “..we had time to sit down and write his obituary. I’ve never laughed and cried more in one sitting, but I’m so glad we got to do this. I love this man so damn much.

Their story will be told as part of a documentary.