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.
According to ABC affiliate WGNO, Matthews was killed two weeks ago, and family members chose to have his body prepared in a way they want to remember him. When young people's lives are taken from them, it's hard not to imagine what they may have become and feel an insurmountable grief as a result. He also donned socks brandishing the likeness of Kyrie Irving, the Celtics player that wears the number 11 shirt, the same that Matthews wore.
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Matthews' family was understandably shocked by the news of their son's death, but remembered him a fitting way. Granted, those don't include the body itself; still, the sentiment is loving.
Matthews, a native of New Orleans, will be buried Tuesday at Interment Providence Memorial Park.