Chadwick Boseman was G.O.A.T the whole time; remaining silent and hustling hard. All for our entertainment. How selfless….It’s still so hard to think about our Super hero suffering all while effortlessly healing cinematic wounds and bringing families together across the world. Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016.
According to Boseman’s agent, Michael Greene; it was the “Black Panthers” mother Carolyn who requested his illness be kept secret. Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that she always taught him to be modest and humble; and “not to have people fuss over him”.
Boseman Pushed Past The Pain
As we watched the Marvel character bring color and glory to the screen, he was suffering internally. Yet quietly as worked and grinded to become the impeccable character we all grew to love on the big screen.
Moreover, Greene said Boseman was in hard core pain during the film of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” for Netflix. However he “felt that being able to be with (co star) Denzel Washington and to launch this cycle of [playwright] August Wilson at Netflix was exciting to him”.
“I remember him and Tessa [Thompson] were offered a movie, it was about two slaves, and he was like, ‘I do not want to perpetuate slavery, Greene continued. “It was like, ‘Were not going to keep perpetuating these stereotypes’, and that’s why he wanted to show men of strength and of character.”
This brave warrior passed away on Friday, August 28 at home, with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward; while other family members present with him. Twitter announced his death; setting a new record on Twitter, as “Most liked Tweet ever. A Tribute fit for a King. #wakandaforever”.
Chadwick Boseman Was Massively Loved By Many
Finally, the next day (Saturday) the tweet garnered upwards of 5.9 million likes, 2 million retweets and was quoted 918.4 thousand times. Fans showed up in droves to mourn the loss of this unforgettable South Carolina native.
Rest in power selfless, artistic beautiful soul.