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Man reveals he is Spider-Man in witty obituary

Aaron Purmort used his obituary, published today in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, to reveal his true identity to the world:

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. [Minneapolis Star Tribune]

Purmort's obituary highlights his touching sense of humor in the face of a crippling disease. His life with terminal brain cancer is well-documented. His wife Nora writes a blog called My Husband's Tumor, which she calls "a love story... with some cancer," and the couple has been the subject of local and now national news reports.

Purmort is survived by his wife Nora and son Ralph, "who will grow up to avenge his father's untimely death."