New Orleans Family Says Goodbye To Son In Unique Way

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Photos of a wake are going viral after a New Orleans family staged their loved one's corpse in an upright position so it looked like he was playing a video game. All of these things clearly meant a lot to Matthews, and it's a gesture that while odd, is the send-off that his family felt would be the best representation of how they'd like to remember him; enjoying himself. A big fan of the Boston Celtics and Kyrie Irving, he was dressed in an Irving jersey with the Celtics on a TV screen.

For Renard's funeral ceremony, the family opted to stage his body as if he were playing his favourite game - NBA2K - while wearing a Boston Celtics shirt and eating Doritos crisps.

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

Renard was be buried in his beloved Celtics jersey on Tuesday morning.

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The softly-lit area was cordoned off with ropes and seats for family and friends attending the memorial were neatly laid out behind the body.

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