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Deceased Man Gets His Last Poker Game

Tags: Henry Rosario Martinez, RIP.
Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2016 by "T".

Deceased 31-year old Puerto Rican, Henry Rosario Martinez, has one of the most unusual requests from his loved ones prior to his death. He asked them that they dress his embalmed body in his usual attire and sunglass and be sat upright at a poker table with friends and family for one last time.

Henry passed away last Jan. 19 in Baceloneta, his hometown located north of Puerto Rico. Alcohol intake mixed with prescription medications had contributed to the cause of his death. However, speculations by the local media hinted of suicide, though this was not made as the official cause of death.

The deceased's loved ones, even though the request of their dearly departed was squeamishly strange, fulfilled his final request by dressing him with his usual street clothes and topped off with a sunglass. He was then sat upright in the middle of the poker table with which friends, family, and loved ones, sat alongside him as though they were really playing a poker game.

The UK Newspaper, The Sun, wrote: "Henry's father contacted Jose Mendelez - the owner Eterna Luz funeral service, to ask him to embalm and prepare the body of his son so that he could be sat at a poker table (instead of a coffin) before his burial."

The Sun reported that the deceased loved reggae music and rooster fighting as well as gambling. To fulfill his final request, even though Henry was reported to love playing slots, his friends have decided to go with poker instead. At the table, the departed had poker chips and a game dealt, with his cards placed in his hand.
For Puerto Ricans, it seems this kind of thing is becoming something normal.

The funeral home owner even said that this custom of embalming bodies and placing them in a position where it looks like they are doing something or engaged in an activity that they enjoyed when they were still alive, is something they take as normal in Puerto Rico.

The news of this unusual event has created a stir as the story of the dead man in a poker game gave new meaning to the poker term "dead man's hand."


source:http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/6887947/What-a-hand-to-be-dealt-dean-man-embalmed-to-play-one-last-poker-game.html

 


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8 comments for "Deceased Man Gets His Last Poker Game"

 bowie19842/4/2016 1:41:05 PM GMT
So they replayed the whole Weekend at Bernie's scenario but with a poker table. How original, how creepy, how odd.
Puerto Rico's funeral customs are weird as hell tbh...
 damosk2/4/2016 8:07:02 PM GMT
Wow! Can you imagine! His play must have been prettttttty slow... And imagine the grief he would get for playing so slowly. I bet, another way of looking at it would be that he folded every round as he kept getting dealt dead hands. I don't fancy this game!
 TheMachineQC2/4/2016 8:17:57 PM GMT
lol, he must have really loved poker a lot to do that. When I see the cause of death though, I can't help but think "why do people drink alcohol and take medication at same time?" Every doctor will tell you how dangerous it is. Pills can do more harm than good, especially mood-alterring pills. (IMO they shouldnt even exist, ppl on anti-depressors look like zombies)
 Serpang2/5/2016 5:06:29 AM GMT
Posted by TheMachineQC:
lol, he must have really loved poker a lot to do that. s)


Or poker addict. Maybe he already boring to remember his sweet memories and boring to pray ask mercy from God. Would he upset when get bad beat ? just made his friend and family sad. I don't believe he enjoyed.
 bowie19842/5/2016 2:08:43 PM GMT
Posted by Serpang:
Posted by TheMachineQC:
lol, he must have really loved poker a lot to do that. s)

Or poker addict. Maybe he already boring to remember his sweet memories and boring to pray ask mercy from God. Would he upset when get bad beat ? just made his friend and family sad. I don't believe he enjoyed.

If this whole thing made it into the last will by him then he probably did not do it out of spite or because he was an addict IMO.
 av19662/5/2016 2:42:15 PM GMT
Hello fellow mobsters

Well this was taking the love to the game to another level Confused Confused but this table was not the right one for me
First they where slow playing since the start ;second the betting was pretty "dead" and at last but not least was a creepy enviroment surrounding the table Evil Evil

But one thing is for sure his last poker table was one to die for Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

Stay cool be nice and enjoy life Worship Worship
 RoninHarper2/5/2016 3:57:22 PM GMT
G'day mates

Well when I read this article it just made me feel sick to my stomach.
Those people should be looked away for committing a crime of some kind.
Poor and taste aside that type of this is just disgusting.
If I was a judge and the appeared in my count they would be going away to a small room with bars for the maximum time I could sent them for.

 bowie19842/6/2016 3:04:45 PM GMT
Posted by RoninHarper:
Poor and taste aside that type of this is just disgusting.
If I was a judge and the appeared in my count they would be going away to a small room with bars for the maximum time I could sent them for.

Again; deep catholic latino countries have really interesting realtion with death itself, their funeral habits mirroring this too. I am not sure the above story is something unheard f there.

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