Next time you attend a funeral, perhaps you should follow the example of Renato Garcia and skip the black tie. He arrived at a wake dressed as the comic book superhero Green Lantern. But don’t worry, nobody scolded him for his strange choice of clothing.
Because Garcia was dead.
In the weeks leading up to his death, Garcia was famous in his Puerto Rican village for wearing the costume made famous by Ryan Reynolds in the 2011 Green Lantern movie, which he found in a sack of donated clothes. So when he finally passed over, at age 50, his family thought it fitting he should meet his maker still dressed as the magic ring-wielding super hero.
We’re guessing he’s going to be one of the best-dressed guys in heaven.
Big thanks to the New York Daily News for breaking this story.
Posing embalmed bodies at wakes and funerals is nothing new in Puerto Rico, where the practice has taken off. Georgina Lloren, 80, was posed in her favorite rocking chair after her death in San Jose last year.
The last wish of another man, Angel Pantoja Medina, was to stand at his own wake so in 2008, family members abided.
God speed, Renato Garcia!
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