Photos of a wake are going viral after a New Orleans family staged their loved one's corpse in an upright position so it looked like he was playing a video game. He is dressed in a Celtics jersey, holding a video game controller and sitting next to his favorite snacks.
The family of Renard Matthews wanted to remember him as he lived, honoring his memory in an unusual way at his wake. He also loved to play video games and the Boston Celtics.
How divers rescued the first 4 boys from the cave in Thailand
He said the operation began at 10 a.m., and it will take at least 11 hours for the first person to be taken out of the cave. The other, and perhaps more worrying, was that oxygen levels in the complex were falling close to unsafe levels.
Renard Matthews, who passed away at 17 years old, was a Celtics fan and enjoyed playing the National Basketball Association 2K video game.
According to Matthews" mom, Temeka, her son was a "homebody' whose favorite athlete was indeed Irving. Renard Matthews will be buried Tuesday.
Thailand cave rescue set to resume for 9 still trapped
The boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach became stranded when they went exploring inside after a practice game. How are the boys being rescued? Sunday's mission involved 13 foreign divers and five Thai navy SEALs.
The 18-year-old Renard Matthews of New Orleans, LA, was robbed and shot dead on June 25 while strolling with his dog.
The softly-lit area was cordoned off with ropes and seats for family and friends attending the memorial were neatly laid out behind the body.
Insider Suspected in US Service Member's Death in Afghanistan
Some of the USA forces are involved in counterterrorism operations, particularly against the local Islamic State group. NATO's statement did not elaborate on the exact circumstances of the attack, but said it was under investigation.