Aaron Purmort Remembered in Funny, Creative Obituary

Aaron Purmort with his wife, Nora, and child Ralph

Aaron Purmort with his wife, Nora, and child Ralph

Aaron Purmort and his wife, Nora, tweeted and blogged with frank humor and honesty throughout his three-year battle with brain cancer, which came to a close last week.

Yesterday the Star Tribune ran his self-written obituary full of the same good-natured wit friends and online followers of the Purmorts have come to appreciate.

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The obit begins:

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.

The former art director at Colle + McVoy went on to write that he "always had the right cardigan and the right thing to say (even if it was wildly inappropriate)," and jokingly referred to his first wife, Gwen Stefani.

A service for Purmort will be held Dec. 3, 6:00 p.m. at Shelter Studios in northeast Minneapolis.