By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline
19 December 2017
The Afghanistan veteran and budding actor was a huge comic book fan, particularly Marvel's Avengers His family threw a superhero themed funeral, where hundreds came dressed as Roman's favourite characters
Friends and family came dressed as Iron Man, Wolverine, Spiderman, Deadpool, Bananama and Black Widow
An Afghanistan veteran, 30, who died in a lorry crash was given a fitting send-off after his family and friends dressed as his favourite comic book characters at his funeral. People dressed as Bananaman from the Beano comics, as well as Marvel charactersAn Afghanistan veteran, 30, who died in a lorry crash was given a fitting send-off after his family and friends dressed as his favourite comic book characters at his funeral.
Hundreds of mourners turned out to pay their respects to Marvel superfan Roman Parsons at Carmountside Crematorium in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday.
Grieving relatives came dressed as Iron Man, Wolverine, Spiderman and Deadpool ahead of the emotional service.
Others wore Bananaman and Black Widow outfits at the budding actor's funeral.
The lorry driver passed away when his HGV ploughed into the back of a broken down truck on the A500 on November 24.
Roman, of Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent was a lifelong comic book fan, and had dreamed of starring in an Avengers movie after signing with the Amanda Andrews Agency last year. He'd also spent six months working as a rail engineer in Afghanistan as part of a six-year stint in the Army, before becoming a lorry driver in 2009.
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