Chadwick Boseman, African-American actor and producer, popularly know for he role as King T’Challa in the much-acclaimed blockbuster movie, Black Panther, has passed away at the age of 43. after battling cancer for four years. Boseman who had battling colon cancer since 2016 and died on Friday at home with his family and wife by his side.

Twitter on Saturday announced the Tweet announcing the passing away of Chadwick Boseman is now the most liked tweets of all time with over 3 million retweets and 6.9 million likes

On April 15, that actor posted a picture of himself on Instagram that raised concerns about health

His full bio on IMDb reads

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of T’Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2016 to 2019, particularly in Black Panther (2018), and for his starring roles as several pioneering Americans, Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). He also had choice parts in The Express (2008), Draft Day (2014), and Message from the King (2016). Born in Anderson, South Carolina, he attended Howard University and studied at the Oxford Mid-Summer Program for acting, before moving to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue his craft on the big screen. He died in 2020, after a four year bout with colon cancer, during which time he had starred in several of the biggest movies ever made.

Boseman graduated 2000 from Howard University and also attended the British American Drama Academy at Oxford in 1998. Paying tribute to the late actor, the university President Wayne A. I. Frederick wrote “It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of alumnus Chadwick Boseman who passed away this evening. His incredible talent will forever be immortalized through his characters and through his own personal journey from student to superhero! Rest in Power, Chadwick!”

In 2018, Boseman returned to Howard University to make an iconic address during the institution’s 150th Commencement Convocation.

Tributes to the African-American “Superhero”

Barack Obama“Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson, …… You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.”

The NAACP paid tribute to the late actor in a posted on Instagram, “For showing us how to ‘Say it Loud!’ For (showing) us how to walk as a King, without losing the common touch. For showing us just how powerful we are,”

Actor Mark Ruffalo, who starred aside Boseman in the Marvel movies as the Hulk, tweeted, “What a man, and what an immense talent, Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.”


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