Gone too soon
Just over a year ago, on June 6, 2019, Chadwick Boseman spoke at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award, honoring the great Denzel Washington. He spoke candidly about how he and others like him were fortunate enough to have risen to fame with the generous help of Denzel. The most memorable part of that tribute being these words, which will surely go down in history as some of the rawest and honest display of feelings.
There is no BLACK PANTHER without Denzel Washington
As fate would compel it, on 28th August 2020, the world lost a superhero. Chadwick Boseman, died after a four-year battle with colon cancer at age 43. Not many of us were aware of his fight or the apparent seriousness of it and hence it comes as a shock to many of us around the world.
The entire show business and fans around the world are mourning at this shocking tragedy.
He portrayed several real-life historical figures, like Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). His other work includes 21 Bridges (2019) and Da 5 Bloods (2020).
Boseman, 43, never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement.
It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther,'” they said.
In 2016, Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. It eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020.
Boseman had not spoken publicly about his cancer diagnosis. During treatment, he continued working and completed filming for several films.
Boseman‘s final post to Twitter, on August 12, was to praise Harris the day after she was announced as the Democratic candidate for vice president in the 2020 election.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 11, 2020
Social Media is filled with hashtags to honor him and some of them being #wakandaforever #restinpower #RIPchadwickboseman.
I am certain that even the great Denzel will agree when we say that
There is no BLACK PANTHER without CHADWICK BOSEMAN