ByShadan Syed, writer at
Movie addict and aspiring director.
Shadan Syed

Spider Man is definitely one of the most famous superheroes of all time and will be remembered by generation yet to come. But this little contribution by an obituary just cemented his place in everybody's hearts.

Aaron Joseph Purmont, 35, a husband and a father living in Minneapolis died last week due to brain cancer. The man being an apparent comic book fan thought about writing his own unique - spider man inspired obituary as he was aware that his fight with cancer was coming to a sad end.

Here is Aaron Purmort’s touching yet still preposterously funny obituary -

"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."

According to his wife, Nora Purmort, Aaron valiantly stood toe-to-toe with the cancer and remained positive despite all of the pain and suffering that he was clearly going through.

Aaron Purmort with his son Ralph Purmort
Aaron Purmort with his son Ralph Purmort

The whole battle of Aaron fighting his cancer can be read at his wife's blog - My Husband's Tumor. We definitely just lost a great man but we also lost a contagiously uplifting, witty and all-round good member of our superhero and pop culture loving tribe. Our hearts go out to his family.


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