Deceased Puerto Rican taxi driver propped in his cab during his funeral

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Have you ever wished you could attend your own funeral?

Victor Perez Cardona of San Juan, Puerto Rico, did just that.

He was a beloved taxi driver who died of cancer at the age of 73.

His final request was to be propped in the seat of his taxi cab, hands locked on the wheel, as if to drive himself to his funeral.

A wreath of flowers was placed in the back seat of the vehicle parked outside of the funeral home.

His body was displayed Sunday and he was buried on Monday.

'Alternative funerals' have become a recent tradition in Puerto Rico. A new embalming process allows the deceased to be propped in the pose of their choice. One man was embalmed sitting on his treasured Honda motorbike, a boxer was made to stand in the ring, and a socialite was posed holding champagne and wearing a pink feather boa.

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Deceased Puerto Rican taxi driver propped in his cab during his funeral
The body of Victor Perez Cardona is propped up inside his taxi during his wake in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Perez Cardona, 73, a cancer patient and a veteran taxi driver known in the town of Aguas Buenas as 'Vitín the driver', joined the unusual tradition of wakes to honor his profession being veiled as if he were driving his taxi. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
The body of Victor Perez is propped up inside his taxi during his wake in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Perez Cardona, 73, a cancer patient and a veteran taxi driver known in the town of Aguas Buenas as 'Vitín the driver', joined the curious tradition of unusual wakes to honor his profession being veiled as if he were driving his taxi. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
People attend the wake of taxi driver Victor Perez, whose body is propped up inside his taxi in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Perez Cardona, 73, a cancer patient and a veteran taxi driver known in the town of Aguas Buenas as 'Vitín the driver', joined the curious tradition of wakes unusual to honor his profession being veiled as if he were driving his taxi. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
People attend the wake of taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona, whose body is propped up inside his taxi in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Perez Cardona, 73, a cancer patient and a veteran taxi driver known in the town of Aguas Buenas as 'Vitín the driver', joined the unusual tradition of wakes to honor his profession being veiled as if he were driving his taxi. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
Rafael Perez Cardona, looks his brother Victor Perez Cardona, whose body was propped up inside his taxi in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Sunday, May 24, 2015. Perez Cardona, 73, a cancer patient and a veteran taxi driver known in the town of Aguas Buenas as 'Vitín the driver', joined the unusual tradition of wakes to honor his profession being veiled as if he were driving his taxi. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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