Dead Celtics fan's body positioned in front of TV at wake

Dead Celtics fan's body positioned in front of TV at wake

At the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme, Matthews was sitting in a chair, video game controller in hand, surrounded by his favorite snacks, and his beloved Boston Celtics on the television screen.

After losing their son Renard Matthews in a tragic shooting in New Orleans, the Matthews family chose to celebrate his life in a pretty special way.

According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving.

Renard Matthews died in a shooting June 25 near North Tonti and Independence streets.

Matthews' family says he loved the Boston Celtics and playing video games.

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Although it's not stated explicitly, he's likely "playing" a version of National Basketball Association 2K based on the above video which included a shot of the television screen.

During his remembrance on Sunday, the family had Matthews preserved and placed in stance that reflected his low-key lifestyle.

The family released images from the wake.

Ball is life ... and the family of Renard Matthews used his love of the Celtics so others would remember him as they do.

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