On Friday, August 28th, Chadwick Boseman passed away after battling stage 4 colon cancer. The news hit many of us hard because of the amazing actor he was and the roles that he played. Boseman blessed our homes with “42,” “Get On Up,” “Black Panther,” “21 Bridges,” and so many more.
When “Black Panther” made its debut to the big screens, our children were able to see someone that looks like them as a super hero. He brought so much love and excitement into our homes.
We have all heard the phrase “give people their flowers while they can still smell them” and I believe we did just that. “Black Panther” broke box office records around the world and he was able to see and hear how the world feels about him being such an inspirational actor.
Back in 2018, Chadwick Boseman surprised many fans on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ as they shared what “Black Panther” means to them but what they didn’t know was that Boseman was right behind the curtain, waiting to surprise them. The actor was so humble as he talked and greeted each fan.
The passing of the 43-year-old actor has affected us all but to know that he was fighting a real battle while still making movies for his fans, visiting terminally ill children, and countless interviews has us appreciating the actor even more.
In the honor of the actor, Twitter fans showed their love and appreciation for Boseman with the trending hashtag #ThankYouChadwickBoseman.
He had two choices:
1. Feel like a victim of life and bow to colon cancer, cry, get pissed at everything and everyone.
2. Look the devil in the eyes and say "I am not this sickness, I will not stop and I'll fight till the end"
— Anatu Green (@AnatuGreen) August 29, 2020
"In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping-off point. You reach out with both hands, and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into the green veld where you can run forever."
– (@chadwickboseman )
— Noy (@r17_christian) August 29, 2020
Let’s stream Chadwick Boseman's #ThankYouChadwickBoseman 💪🏽🖤
Disney+: Black Panther, Endgame, Infinity War, Cap. America:Civil War
Amazon Prime: 42, Marshall, Gods of Egypt, 21 Bridges, Draft Day, The Kill Hole, The Express
Netflix: Da 5 Bloods, Message From The King pic.twitter.com/sJaiCeGuig
— F yo Slim ‼️ (@F_ckYoSlim) August 29, 2020
#ThankYouChadwickBoseman for the representation of black men as super hero’s. Thank you for being a hero to all the black boys and girls out there. Thank you for being a hero to me ❤️
— 🧡 (@princessdemira) August 29, 2020
After hearing about #chadwickboseman death it hurts me as a parent that he’s the reason my kids looks up to him and admire him Black panther every year let’s keep #WakandaForever alive #ThankYouChadwickBoseman for everything pic.twitter.com/MxUxwpMHnC
— Lamayra Est 2019 (@savagesolovibe) August 29, 2020
#ThankYouChadwickBoseman for showing my son that he achieve his dreams. Your strength and grace despite what you were going through can be a reminder to all to never give up.
— beautifullybroken40 (@beautif05128062) August 29, 2020
He walked with his head held high with intelligence and positivity radiating off of him as he fought colon cancer in silence. Such an inspiration. Gave our little black boys someone to look up to. Our hero #ThankYouChadwickBoseman
— J. (@youngskywalkeer) August 29, 2020
#ThankYouChadwickBoseman for showing us what strength and resilience is. For carrying yourself with such class and poise. For bringing so many of our Black heroes onto the big screen. For being our King. Rest In Power ❤
— Ratherbenikki (@ratherbenikki) August 29, 2020
#ThankYouChadwickBoseman thank u for everything you’ve done, thank u for your courage, bravery, strength and faith in humanity. Thank u for being the hero we needed thank u for being u, u always seemed immortal to me like Superheroes are supposed to live forever,thank my king🤴🏽 pic.twitter.com/1USEJwym0Y
— 🦄Samm7️⃣🦄 (@CrimsonSamm) August 29, 2020