The dead body of a Puerto Rican man has been embalmed and placed seated on a poker table alongside friends and family.Henry Rosario Martinez died aged 31 on January 19 in his home town of Barceloneta in the northern side of Puerto Rico.The cause of death was alcohol consumption mixed with the taking of prescription drugs,Daily mail reports..
Local media reports it could have been a suicide.
Martinez used to sing reggaetton music, loved rooster fights, and was also a fan of gambling. This is why his father contacted Jose Mendelez, the owner of a funeral service company, to ask him to prepare the body of his son in order to put it on a poker table instead of a coffin before his burial.
Jose Melendez, owner of Eterna Luz funerary service, said: ‘It’s the first time we ever did this here, but we take it as something normal because this kind of things have been done in other parts of our country.’
And so, to say one final goodbye to Martinez, his friends and family sat around the poker table with him.