Embalmed son posed with PlayStation, Doritos for funeral

They describe the 18yo as "a bit of a homebody" who loved video games.
They describe the 18yo as "a bit of a homebody" who loved video games. Photo credit: WGNO News / Twitter

Warning: This article contains an image of a dead body.

The family of a fatally shot US teen have paid tribute to him by embalming his body and putting it on display.

Eighteen-year-old Renard Matthews was killed last month while out walking his dog. He was also robbed of his cellphone.

His mother Temeka says her son was "a bit of a homebody" who loved playing video games and watching the Boston Celtics, so his family decided on a very non-traditional way of remembering him.

For his memorial service at Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home, they dressed him in a Celtics jersey and propped him in a chair with a video game controller in his hands.

To his side were his favourite snacks - a bag of Doritos and root beer - while a Celtics game played on a TV in front of him.

Mr Matthews will be buried at Interment Providence Memorial Park on Tuesday (local time).

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