Homicide victim's family stages him playing video game at wake

11 July, 2018, 05:58 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving drives past Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler during the second quarter of an NBA basketball in Boston Friday Jan. 5 2018

Renard Matthews was killed in a shooting in New Orleans two weeks ago.

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. Kyrie Irving jersey and socks included, too.

But in the aftermath of pure tragedy, Renard's family memorialized his life at his wake by displaying him in position doing what he loved most: Playing NBA2K and cheering for his Celtics.

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Temeka, the mother to Matthews, revealed during an interview with a local news station WGNO, that her late son was a football and basketball fan - his favourite athlete was Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.

The family released images from the wake. On a side table next to him were his favorite snacks: Doritos, a box of Chocolate Chip Crunch, and a bottle of soda.

Renard Matthews died last month in a shooting with police finding him with gunshot wound to his head.

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