43-years-old actor, Chadwick Boseman died on 28th August due to Stage 4 colon cancer. The effects of this shocking news were felt all across America; from Hollywood to the US cabinet. He was exceptional in his work as endorsed by many huge personalities on social media.
Everyone who met him had a story about how Boseman inspired them on so many levels. His work in films included portrayal of many historical figures like Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013) and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). His most prominent role was King T’Challa in Marvel’s Black Panther (2018) which was widely appreciated. The film has collected 1.3 billion on the box office and has also been the only Marvel film in history that received Oscar nomination.
Chadwick Boseman Kept Working While Suffering From Cancer
The actor was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, which ultimately progressed to stage 4 later. He did not publically disclose his diagnoses and continued his work in the films during treatment that involved chemotherapy and multiple surgeries.
While under treatment, he completed the production for a number of films including Marshall, Black Panther, and final two Avengers films.
He also visited many other children who were suffering from cancer. He felt great joy in spending time with those kids and making them happy.
Once he discussed two kids who were terminally ill but told Chadwick that they would hold on till the Black Panther film came out. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and he broke down in front of live audience while remembering those kids. Nobody knew he was battling the incurable himself.
Earlier this year, many social media users behaved rudely when the actor lost considerable amount of weight due to the disease. They joked, made fun of him, and became apathetically judgmental which shall haunt them for the rest of their lives now.
Mourning The Loss Of A Superhero
Former WWE Superstar and the highest paid actor in Hollywood thanked Chadwick for leaving with utter grace. His inspirational personality made him lovable for almost everyone who watched his work.
Alex Gaskarth of a Rock band; All Time Low said that Chadwick was brave, strong, and a thoughtful person which was a rare find in current spell of humanity.
Former Basketball player turned social media influencer shared a moment of Boseman’s thoughtfulness. The actor gave up his award for a local hero who dismantled a political extremist gunman at a Waffle House restaurant.
Actors, singers, and even players paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was a symbolic figure for marginalized communities. One of greatest player in NBA history, LeBron James took the knee and imitated the signature greeting of Wakanda (the fictional homeland of King T’Challa) which was also adopted by Boseman in off screen affairs.
More Than A King
Boseman highlighted the true power of an individual with his untiring efforts in doing exceptional films. He has inspired a generation of human beings with Black Panther. Boseman’s portrayal of an iconic comic book character instilled confidence in lot of people. Especially those belonging to black communities who know all about the overwhelming power of white supremacy in the US.
Those marginalized communities are thankful to Chadwick for bringing a lovable black character on the screen with such power. It ultimately helps the ongoing call to end structural racism in the US that has been preventing communal harmony for a long time. Majority of his work highlights how marginalization made the victim feel.
Former President of the US shared a picture with Boseman when he visited the white house to meet his kids. Obama himself tried to end racism when he was president but failed. He thought Boseman was blessed to have this platform for doing this great work. According to many including Obama, Boseman has made a notable change in the industry because lot of people still look up to him