( CNN/WGNO). New Orleans, Louisiana (WGNO)– Renard Matthews was eliminated in New Orleans 2 weeks ago. He was a young 18 years old, and while the disaster of losing him so young weighs heavy on his household, they decided to have his body prepared for Sunday afternoon’s wake in a way that they want to remember him.
At the Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Service Home in Treme, Matthews was being in a chair, video game controller in hand, surrounded by his preferred treats, and his beloved Boston Celtics on the tv screen.
Matthew’s mother Temeka says her son was a little bit of a homebody, who only recently started to venture out to stroll the pet she had actually recently gotten him. Temeka Matthews also said that her son was a huge fan of Celtics guard Kyrie Irving.
Family and friends gathered for Sunday’s wake. Renard Matthews will be buried Tuesday.
In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 photo, TELEVISION personality and starlet NeNe Leakes in New York to promote “I Dream of NeNe,” her Bravo reality series that follows her through the planning of her wedding event to Gregg Leakes.
Monday, June 29, 2015|11:03 p.m.
LOS ANGELES– NeNe Leakes is proceeding from “The Actual Homemakers of Atlanta.”
The Bravo channel said that Leakes won’t return for the fact program’s 8th season this fall. She’s been with the series about the lives of ladies in Atlanta given that it started in 2008.
In an Instagram post Monday, Leakes called the program an “fantastic platform,” adding that she’s decided to march, in her words, “on faith and not fear.”
Andy Cohen, executive manufacturer of the “Genuine Housewives” franchise, tweeted that Leakes is a “Genuine Homemaker permanently” and is constantly welcome back.
The 48-year-old Leakes parlayed her reality TV fame into an appearance on “Celeb Apprentice,” functions on programs consisting of “Glee” and “The New Typical,” and a fashion collection.