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Body of Renard Matthews is propped in front of TV for memorial

10 July 2018

At only 18 years old, this loss weighs heavily on his loved ones.

Renard Matthews was killed in a shooting in New Orleans two weeks ago. "Temeka Matthews also said that her son was a big fan of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving".

According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving. His family put together a unique display, which quickly went viral, at the Sunday wake that commemorated the young man's life and love of the Celtics.

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At his wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion funeral home in Treme, a very unconventional service was held.

The family also placed a video game controller in his hands, laid out a few of his favorite snacks and had a Celtics game playing on the TV in front of where the body was displayed.

The family chose to celebrate him in a unique way this past Sunday, surrounding him with his favorite snacks and "playing" NBA2K while wearing the jersey of Kyrie Irving.

Body of Renard Matthews is propped in front of TV for memorial