When lifelong Star Wars fan Gordon Deacon lost his battle last month with cancer, his wife Marilyn decided to send him off in style: with an escort of stormtroopers.
They marched ahead of the horse-drawn funeral carriage today as it made its way to St. Margaret’s Church in Roath, Cardiff, in Wales. Gordon, 58, was also a fan of the Liverpool Football Club, so the horses were adorned with red feathers and the coffin with a Liverpool and “Star Wars floral tribute.” Even the mourners were asked to wear red or Star Wars costumes.
“We used to go to shows and he had a signed photograph of bounty hunter Boba Fett on the wall,” Marilyn told ITV News. “He had Star Wars lightsabers, figurines, cookie jars, the lot. My husband didn’t want people to wear black, his wish was to have a different funeral. People can either wear Star Wars costumes, but not Darth Vader. I think he would be over the moon about the theme of his funeral.”
Wales Online has even more about Gordon Deacon and his funeral.
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