We thought that Antonio Esfandiari's 'peegate' or the husband substituting when his wife went into labour were early contenders for weirdest story of 2016, but they both have to step aside for this one.
A growing trend in Puerto Rico is to hold wakes and funerals where the deceased is embalmed and placed into situations they enjoyed in their life. This has included reenactments in the boxing ring, playing dominoes, riding motorcycles and now, playing poker.
After his premature death of a heart attack at just 31-years-old, the family of Henry Rosario Martinez set him up to participate in one final game of poker with his friends:
A celebration of life?
The Eternal Light Funeral Home in Barceloneta revealed this was a new one for them, but the practice of unusual funerals in Puerto Rico is becoming more common:
It's the first time we did this here, but we take it as something normal, because they have done these things in other parts of the island.
Feel free to insert whatever appropriate poker terminology you wish to this story, including 'drawing dead', 'dead man's hand', 'dead money' and 'using your One Time'.
Is this disrespectful or a great way to celebrate the life of someone who has departed? Let us know in the comments.