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Puerto Rican man’s corpse embalmed to allow poker fanatic to play one final hand with loved ones

It really was a dead man’s hand.

A Puerto Rican poker fanatic who died recently enjoyed his favorite game one last time when he was embalmed and dressed to join his friends at the table.

The family of Henry Rosario Martinez, 31, organized for his wake to be centered around the card game following his sudden death on Jan. 19.

“I want him to be remembered as a happy person because he was always like that,” mother Sonia Martine, reported UPI.com.

Martinez was seated at the poker table, as friends and family posed for pictures with the deceased, who was wearing a New York Yankees cap.

The staff at Eternal Light Funeral Home in Barceloneta were only too happy to help with the family’s request and even said it was not unusual.

“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,” said funeral home owner Jose Mendelez.

Martinez reportedly also enjoyed playing slots, but his friends decided to go with poker to say their final goodbye.

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