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(NEWSER) – A Minneapolis art director died of brain cancer last week, but in an obituary in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "mild-mannered" Aaron Purmort reveals himself to be Spider-Man, writing that he "died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider bite that led to years of crime-fighting and a years long battle with a nefarious criminal named Cancer, who has plagued our society for far too long."

Purmort, 35, is survived by his wife, Nora, and their young son, Ralph. He cites accomplishments including a high school band "which reached critical acclaim in the northern suburbs," a degree from the College of Visual Arts "which also died an untimely death recently", and his ability to always have "the right cardigan and the right thing to say (even if it was wildly inappropriate)."

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