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Boy gets superhero funeral after cancer death

KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A 5-year-old Indiana boy’s love of Spider-Man inspired his mother to ask for a superhero funeral after he died from a brain tumor.

Adults dressed as Spider-Man, Superman and the Incredible Hulk were among the pallbearers for Brayden Denton’s funeral last week in the Newton County town of Kentland in northwestern Indiana.

Staci Denton tells WLFI-TV her son first was a Spider-Man fan but started liking more superheroes as he collected their action figures.

Cory Denton dressed as the character Thor for his nephew’s funeral. He says Brayden wore a Superman outfit when they went to a Superman movie and that they watched all the Ironman movies together.

Brayden died at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis after a 13-month fight with brain cancer.

 

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