Fernando de Jesus Diaz Beato was shot 15 times outside his own home in the Villa Carolina neighborhood of San Juan. Whats strange about his funeral was that Fernando wasn’t in a casket like everyone else, no. He was sitting in a chair wearing his best clothes with a cigarette in his hand
His family decided against keeping him in a casket and instead chose to keep him like this because it’s how he would have wanted to be remembered.
They also left his eyes open.
A sister of his said : We decided to embalm him like this because he was a very happy person, very active and we want to remember him as he was.’
The funeral arrangement was made to look as though Fernando was sitting in a living room.