Celtics fan remembered at funeral by playing NBA2K in Kyrie jersey

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

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

Body of dead teen was honored in a very unusual way as his corpse was positioned in a chair facing a television screen with PlayStation pads in his hands and his favourite snacks next to him. He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

With this in mind, when Matthews was being prepared for the wake, his family made a decision to have him presented in a way that spoke to who he was and what he loved.

KPRC reports Matthews will be buried Tuesday.

Renard Matthews' mother said her son, who died two weeks ago, was a big Kyrie Irving fan. 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. We get used to seeing each other occupy certain spaces so I think there's something strangely lovely about wanting to see Renard Matthews in that chair, controller in hand, one last time.

At the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme, his family showed the world the things Matthews love the most.

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