• Apr 27, 2010
David Morales Colón's unusual wake. (Photo courtesy of Primera Hora) - Click above to watch video after the jump

If you thought you'd previously seen it all, well, you're wrong. Case in point: David Morales Colón, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man who was shot to death last Thursday, and whose wake is now making headlines here in the United States mainland. How come? Well, suffice it to say that the funeral directors at Marin Funeral Home in San Juan's Hato Rey neighborhood have a flair for the unorthodox. For example, in 2008, they embalmed another young shooting victim and displayed his body standing up for the duration of a multi-day wake.

Back to the present: Yesterday and today, callers who stopped to pay their final respects to the late Mr. Colón got a bit of a surprise. Instead of the traditional presentation of the body in a casket, Mr. Colón's corpse, dressed in casual duds and sunglasses, was instead posed in a very lifelike position atop his Repsol-liveried Honda CBR600 F4. According to Puerto Rico's Primera Hora newspaper, the motorcycle was given to the victim by his uncle, and upon Mr. Colón's untimely demise, family members delivered the bike to the funeral home specifically for this unusual wake.

Lest you think this is some sort of insane hoax, here's the link to the local Primera Hora newspaper coverage, which features a multi-shot photo gallery, and here's the less detailed Associated Press wire version that's presently making the rounds. Finally, we've got a video posted after the jump. We'll say this: David Morales Colón rides into the afterlife in memorable style. Thanks to Joel for the tip, and thanks to Wes Siler for the bike ID.

[Source: Primera Hora, YouTube | Photo courtesy of Primera Hora]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Creepy wake ha:
      In northern Colombia people make fun of the deceased,people drink,eat all night long
      a far cry from the somber wakes up the andes.
      What made this wake distint was the small brother of the dead guy,they were like twins
      with the difference of more than 30 yrs.
      It was something from another world this young man sadness and rage.
      He keeps comming and going all night long,any one who ever had differences with
      Elnone died that night,Maicao is a very small town every body was able to listen the
      shooting going on all night.
      Menijo killed that night and the following days more than 20.
      Rod Templar
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fake ass video, just an attempt at 15 mins of shame!
      taimevincelli
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not...who's it hurting?
      I love it. A bit of Humor in a very sad situation.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To each his own. It's not anyone's place to judge why they did this. It's just different, that's all.
      maacr340
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thats Geat. It was him
      • 4 Years Ago
      ....now I'm scared.
      jeff
      • 4 Years Ago
      Geico has motor cycle insurance for cheap. How much for the bike? Oh yeah, thats a funeral home?
        jeff
        • 4 Years Ago
        @jeff
        Oh yeah so low class, tasteless etc. Like some one else posted, 51st. state I'd rather have the mexicans.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let us everyone remember....don't judge others and their personal choices. Especially when they are grieving. Have you been there? Have you walked in their shoes? DO NOT JUDGE. I know because I have been there and if this is what makes the deceased and the family feel better--than so be it. Grieving people are those of the misjudged in this world and the world is cruel enough!!!

      maverick
      • 4 Years Ago
      so what was the point of this artical? did you realy need to write about this?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not to pick nits or anything, but that's a Honda CBR600 F4i.
        • 4 Years Ago
        haha, if you hadn't said it, I was going to.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure all Repsols are liter bikes, at least all the RRs are. Might have been different on the F4s
        • 4 Years Ago
        You are wrong.

        The "RR" designation wasn't just for the CBR1000, it's also on the 600 and 900.

        Also, the Repsol livery was on all the CBR-RR models. So yes, you could have a 600 with that livery.
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