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New Orleans man given unique send-off at wake

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NEW ORLEANS -

The family of an 18-year-old New Orleans man killed two weeks ago found a unique way to remember him during a wake on Sunday. 

Renard Matthews loved video games and the Boston Celtics, so his family chose to have his body prepared for his wake over the weekend doing what he loved. 

For his wake, Matthews was sitting in a chair at the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home with a video game controller in his hand, decked out in Boston Celtics gear and surrounded by his favorite snacks. 

The family released photos of the unique wake to local media following Sunday's wake. 

Matthews will be buried Tuesday. 

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