A father and husband who was diagnosed with terminal cancer wrote his own obituary, and it was as funny as it was touching.
Aaron Joseph Purmort died recently at the age of 35 after a long battle with cancer, and despite the fact that he was facing a very tough time and knew that he was nearing the end, he sat down to write his own obituary with the help of his wife and produced something that was both moving and hilarious, showing that he never lost his sense of humour.
In it, he reveals to his son that he was, in fact, Spider-Man, that he was once married to a very famous pop star, and that he used to spend his spare time fighting crime, as well as some other details about his life with his family at home, painting a picture of a man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Published in The Star Tribune, it 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.
His sister set up a crowdfunding page to help with the costs of his medical cover, while his wife has also written about the experience of going through everything that has happened to them in the past few years, and describes it as a love story. With some cancer".