Family has son wearing Kyrie Irving jersey, playing National Basketball Association 2K at wake

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

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.

The family of Renard Matthews wanted to remember him as he lived, honoring his memory in an unusual way at his wake. He wore a Kyrie Irving Boston Celtics jersey, sunglasses and a pair of Irving's socks.

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.

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.

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Food placed on the table next to him included a fizzy cola drink, Doritos and some chocolate cereal, which had been placed on the floor.

Matthews had been walking his dog when he was shot and robbed of his cellphone, his aunt told The Times-Picayune.

Matthews will be buried on Tuesday.

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