Man Who Died Of Cancer Writes His Own Heartbreakingly Hilarious Obituary

RIP Spidey.

Aaron Joseph Purmort died after battling a brain tumor, but before he left this world, he penned a creative and revealing obituary. 

Published in the Star Tribune, the obituary gives us a hilarious glimpse at the kind of life the 35-year-old Minneapolis native lived. Not to mention, he reveals that he's actually Spider-Man.

The text of the obituary reads as follows:

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. 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 known for his long, entertaining stories, which he loved to repeat often. In high school, he was in the band The Asparagus Children, which reached critical acclaim in the northern suburbs. As an adult, he graduated from the College of Visual Arts (which also died an untimely death recently) and worked in several agencies around Minneapolis, settling in as an Interactive Associate Creative Director at Colle + McVoy. 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. A service will be held on December 3, 2014 at Shelter Studios, 721 Harding St. NE, Mpls 55413 at 6 pm.

Purmort's wife, Nora, had kept a blog called My Husband's Tumor to document their life together and his battle with cancer. She writes that the two met in 2006 and that the tumor was found after he started experiencing seizures in 2011. In 2013, their baby arrived.

At the end of November, Purmort moved to hospice care and Meghan Wilker set up a YouCaring crowdsourcing account to help fund the rest of his care along with Nora and the baby's needs.

It has now raised over $109,000.

Fast-forward to December 1, after Purmort's death. Nora copied the opituary into a post and explained that she helped him write it. 

"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," she wrote. 


Check out the video to see more of Aaron and Nora's story below.


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