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

10 July 2018, 05:53 | Charlene Valdez

New Orleans family has son’s body displayed in front of TV at wake

Boston Celtics Kyrie Irving drives past Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler during the second quarter of an NBA basketball in Boston Friday Jan. 5 2018

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

Renard was killed in New Orleans two weeks ago. His wake was on Sunday afternoon and Matthews' family chose to prepare his body in a way that will allow them to remember him the way he lived his life. The body of Renard Matthews was prepared for his wake on Sunday dressed in his Boston Celtics merchandise, with a PS4 controller in hand and surrounded by his favorite gaming snacks.

Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV.

The family released images from the wake.


New Orleans police said Matthews was found with gunshot wound to his head.

There was an XBox One controller in his hand, giving way to the action on the screen; an National Basketball Association 2K showdown being autoplayed between the Golden State Warriors and his Celtics.

Matthews, a native of New Orleans, will be buried Tuesday at Interment Providence Memorial Park.



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