Football fan honored by positioning his corpse facing a television screen

Football fan honored by positioning his corpse facing a television screen

All of these things clearly meant a lot to Matthews, and it's a gesture that while odd, is the send-off that his family felt would be the best representation of how they'd like to remember him; enjoying himself.

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The New Orleans native will be buried Tuesday. But just how big of a fan was the New Orleans teen of the Boston Celtics star? Matthews' corpse is propped up in a spinning chair while wearing a Celtics jersey, more specifically the No. 11 Kyrie Irving black alternate jersey.

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Matthews would usually stay at home and only venture outside to walk the dog, his mother, Temeka Matthews, told WGNO-TV. On a side table next to him were his favorite snacks: Doritos, a box of Chocolate Chip Crunch, and a bottle of soda. His family put together a unique display, which quickly went viral, at the Sunday wake that commemorated the young man's life and love of the Celtics.

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Renard Matthews died last month in a shooting with police finding him with gunshot wound to his head.

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