Puerto Rican Corpse Embalmed Standing Up For 3-Day Wake

One thing’s for sure, Angel Pantoja Medina, the 24-year-old Puerto Rican man whose last wish was to be stood up for the entirety of his own wake, bring’s a whole new meaning to the term “gangsta lean”:

Dressed in a Yankees baseball cap and sunglasses, Pantoja was mourned by relatives while propped upright in his mother’s living room.

His brother Carlos told the El Nuevo Dia newspaper the victim had long said he wanted to be upright for his own wake: “He wanted to be happy, standing.”

The owner of the Marin Funeral Home, Damaris Marin, told The Associated Press the mother asked him to fulfill her dead son’s last wish.

Pantoja was found dead Friday underneath a bridge in San Juan and buried Monday. Police are investigating.

Hard as F.

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19 Responses to Puerto Rican Corpse Embalmed Standing Up For 3-Day Wake

  1. terry August 24, 2008 at 3:03 pm #

    you’ve got to be kidding me!

  2. Carlos August 24, 2008 at 3:09 pm #

    I think that this display was disrepectful to life but that was his wish.

  3. andre whitfield September 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    dat right dare is real neat and SPOKKIS BUT REST HIS SOUL

  4. niedy07 September 22, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    It’s creepy to look at but he got his wish.

  5. dreka September 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm #

    I think dat was really ignorant towards human nature and respect for dying, and if he did not know Jesus his soul is burning in HELL!!

    • mike hunt April 29, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

      I wanna have sex with your butthole! BEND OVER SO THAT I MAY PLUNDER YOUR RECTAL COLUMN!

    • me May 6, 2010 at 6:43 am #

      That has nothing to do with human nature. Or burning in Hell. You are ignorant.

    • Juaniella Martinez August 9, 2010 at 8:48 am #

      why? it was what he wanted. whats the difference? laying down or standing. he isn’t doing anything disrespectful. so why don’t you relax. honestly it is a bit odd. but i’ve seen and heard of worse. he got his wish. people should focus on finding who killed him. thats the ignorant part. geez.

      what does jesus have to do with it. its a wake.

    • Dirge November 29, 2010 at 5:54 am #

      Fuck u, u stupid Cunt. Pull that bedazled cross out ur ass n educate urself. Fukin Sic of high n mighty religious tards.

  6. JAKKI September 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm #

    I think that was real IGNORANT for you to post something like that about somebody’s Loved one…it’s ok for you to voice your opinion but come on now have some HEART…and did you fail to realize that this Mother was respecting her son’s dying wish…one more thing…who are you to state the opinion that someone is going to HELL if they don’t know JESUS…cause JESUS u are NOT….and you have to do more than just know JESUS for the record…so mayb u should let people know if u see 24yr old Angel when u get to HELL…since you know everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Daniel Taylor October 16, 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    I think Angel Medina is a pretty cool guy. Eh gets embalmed standing up and doesn’t afraid of anything

  8. anonymous January 8, 2009 at 9:32 am #

    I need a translater for all of these comments posted. For the record, there is no law as to how a person should be waked. If there is, then please someone show it to me. If that was his wish then so be it.

  9. z January 10, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    That is just ridiculous! Was he buried standing up too?

    • Dirge November 29, 2010 at 5:56 am #

      Yes dumb ass he was buried standing up. Congratulations on showing ur intelligence.

  10. Cori March 31, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Would it had have made it better for you all if the body was lying down? What’s the difference a dead human body is a dead human body. There is a respect that should be given to the dead, but by his mother giving him his last request is in no way shape or form sickening. The only thing sick about this whole thing is people passing judgment on this man and his family. Mind your own!

  11. Dro July 9, 2009 at 7:31 am #

    I think That they had to use a very strong Embalming fluid to Preserve his body but I think That Dreka is stupid for saying something so retarted and dumb and really should read the bible because she clearly dosen’t know what she’s talking about because The bible says Not To Judge because you are not God

  12. Da Mac July 22, 2009 at 3:29 pm #


  13. dungee ohnowhey April 18, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    this bar goes on after i’m gone. this is for all ya’ll ignant peeps: jesus loves you, he’s just not that into you anymore… guys, seriously, What would the embalmedarican do? I KNOW WHAT THEM GRRRRRRRLZZZZZZZZ LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. angelz eyez December 27, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    Listen judgement day will come and we are no one to pass judgement because we do not know anyone’s relationship with God and where they stand with the Lord. We do not know why he was killed and left under a bridge to die. If that was his dying wish well his grieving mother made it possible. Me as a mother I do not know if I would have been able to do it because personally me seeing him like that I would have been a mess. My condolences to the family and hopefully he is in heaven peacefully. Peace people :)

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