Family chooses to honor murdered teen by posing body in chair with video game controller

Teen remembered at wake (WGNO / CNN Newsource)

The family of an 18-year-old man who was shot to death decided to celebrate his life by placing his body in a chair with a video game controller in his hand and dressed in Boston Celtics gear.

Friends and family mourned Renard Matthews, 18, with a non-traditional wake over the weekend, according to New Orleans media outlet WGNO.

Matthews' body was placed in front of a television with a Boston Celtics game on the screen.

His mother described Matthews as a homebody who only recently started venturing out into his neighborhood when he took his dog for a walk.

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