Matthews, 18, was shot in the head in June while he walked his dog in New Orleans, USA, reports Mirror UK. So much so, that his family wanted to remember him that way at his wake on Sunday.
Relatives sent NBC affiliate WDSU a photo of Matthews' body at the wake at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home in Treme. Matthews' corpse is propped up in a spinning chair while wearing a Celtics jersey, more specifically the No. 11 Kyrie Irving black alternate jersey.
According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving.
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The family chose to celebrate him in a unique way this past Sunday, surrounding him with his favorite snacks and "playing" NBA2K while wearing the jersey of Kyrie Irving.
The family released images from the wake.
The body of a dead teenager, Renard Matthews, was dressed and propped up in a chair while surrounded by his favourite snacks for a weird memorial service held by his family.