Chadwick Boseman’s passing was a great tragedy, to both his fans and the people who knew him personally. All over Twitter, mournings and dedications to the South Carolina-born actor are in abundance. Positive words and memories cannot be expressed enough for him.
To further aid this, it has been revealed that the post tweeted from Chadwick Boseman’s offcial Twitter account recently has surpassed six million likes. This, therefore, makes the tweet “fit for a King”, according to Twitter. The tweet is the most-liked tweet in the history of Twitter.
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
The death of Chadwick Boseman blew everyone away on August 28, when it was revealed he succumbed to a four-year battle with colon cancer.
The message on his Twitter read:
It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
Boseman has received mournings from both his former MCU castmates and other significant names in the film industry.
Chadwick Boseman’s role as Black Panther and the film itself is considered a cultural milestone. with Jamil Smith from Time commenting that the film will “prove to Hollywood that African-American narratives have the power to generate profits from all audiences”.