R.I.P. Electron Boy

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Sad Day: Erik Martin, der 14jährige Junge, der im April vergangenen Jahres an einem Tag als der Real Life-Superhero Electron Boy die Stadt Seattle rettete, hat gestern seinen Kampf gegen den Krebs verloren und ist im Kreise seiner Familie gestorben. Tschüss, kleiner Mann. You were awesome.

In real life he was Erik Martin, a Bellevue boy with a constellation of severe health problems and a rare form of cancer. But in his imagination he was Electron Boy, a superhero who saved Seattle from the forces of darkness and evil one spring day last year.

Erik died Friday at home. He was 14.

In April 2010, hundreds of volunteers in Seattle and Bellevue came together to make Erik's superhero story come true, in an elaborately choreographed event created by the Washington chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Wearing a handmade superhero costume that he had helped design, and riding in a DeLorean sports car, Erik rescued the Seattle Sounders from Dr. Dark and Blackout Boy. He saved a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) worker stuck in a bucket truck, rescued a group of people trapped on the observation deck of the Space Needle, and captured the villains, played to the hilt by Edgar Hansen and his sidekick Jake Anderson, both of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch."

Obituary: Electron Boy lit up the lives of many (via Neatorama)

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