Body of murdered Celtics fan, 18, staged with video game, sunglasses and crisps at bizarre wake
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Body of murdered Celtics fan, 18, staged with video game, sunglasses and crisps at bizarre wake

It's what he would've wanted.

The family of a Boston Celtics fan killed in a shooting last month have honoured his memory in a unique (albeit, slightly creepy) way.

Renard Matthews, 18, was tragically killed after being shot in the head during a robbery in New Orleans, Louisiana back on June 25.

The teenager's family wanted to remember their loved-one in death as he was in life - supporting his favourite NBA basketball team, playing video games and eating his favourite snacks.

Although it might not be the kind of wake we in Ireland are used to, it's fair to say the Matthews family achieved their goal:

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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.

There was no casket to be seen. Instead, Renard's corpse was propped up in a spinning chair with a #11 Kyrie Irving black alternate jersey, sunglasses and Nike trainers on as well as a Playstation 4 controller between his fingers.

The tragic youngster had been out walking his dog when he was shot and robbed of his cellphone.

Police have not arrested a suspect.

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

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Rest in peace.