Marvel Cinematic Universe’s legendary star Chadwick Boseman, who played the Wakanda King in Black Panther, passed away earlier this year after his prolonged battle with cancer. The Tweet sharing late Chadwick Boseman’s unfortunate demise resulted in an outpour of love, appreciation, grief, and respect from people across the world. In the global entertainment sector, the tweet became the most liked, retweeted, and quoted in India in 2020.
The untimely demise of Chadwick Boseman was a shocking moment for entertainment fans across the world. The late actor received unparalleled love not only internationally, but in India too, with fans in the country paying tribute to him, his work and unitedly echoing #WakandaForever. The Tweet sharing the sad news became the most engaged in global entertainment in India with the maximum number of ReTweets, Likes and Quote Tweets.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Boseman has been battling colon cancer for the past four years. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “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,” the official statement posted through his Twitter handle read.
“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” it further read.
Boseman never spoke about his diagnosis in public and only few of his close friends knew about his diagnosis. The actor continued work until the end. He passed away in Los Angeles with his family by side.