The Maine Man Who Died In A Fireworks Accident Played Gaston At Disney World

07.06.15 4 years ago 6 Comments

Over the weekend, we reported on the unfortunate death of Devon Staples, who “placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off.”

Staples’ brother, Cody, said Devon “was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh,” and that his sibling was just holding a lighter near the firework, not actually trying to light it.

It turns out Devon played Gaston at Disney World, and he went super-viral twice this year, first with a push-up contest and then an arm-wrestling match. He loved making people happy, according to Cody, and “anyone who would want to give a tribute to Devon should go out and do something nice for someone…That kid was all about showing people love.”

(Via AJC and the Hollywood Reporter)

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