After a silent four-year battle of colon cancer, Chadwick Boseman passed on Friday (August 28) at the age of 42.
Boseman’s career was filled with many films that shared culturally important stories, like T’Challa from The Black Panther, Thurgood Marshall, and Jackie Robinson.
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Once his Twitter account shared the news, it sparked instant sorrow across social media platforms.
Fans and friends of Boseman shared some of his most inspirational and positive words that he’s shared over the years. From interviews to commencement speeches, Boseman was well-spoken and encouraging to people all over.
Check out some of these memories that floated across social media over the weekend.
This is what you gave a generation. https://t.co/tux0YujSlT— montoya (@isabelittas) August 29, 2020
“Everybody is the hero in their own story” - Chadwick Boseman pic.twitter.com/5ypw3IUHsJ— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 29, 2020
Please remember that time when Chadwick Boseman gave away his MTV award for Black Panther to James Shaw Jr — who fought off MAGA gunman at a Waffle House in Nashville.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 30, 2020
Two real life superheroes...pic.twitter.com/d2aCd9WDDq
During his commencement speech at our beloved Howard, my friend Chadwick Boseman said, "press on with pride and press on with purpose.”— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
In his name, let’s keep fighting. pic.twitter.com/HU8Q6yQaJ4
This is courage. This is humanity.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 29, 2020
Please take 2-minutes and listen to Chadwick Boseman’s words here.
Break out the tissues.
Also, he was dealing with his own colon cancer at the time. And never said a word.
Rest, Sir.🌎💔 pic.twitter.com/PaFaPjChWY
From his groundbreaking work in Black Panther to his portrayal of Thurgood Marshall, Chadwick Boseman helped paint a new picture of what’s possible. Keeping his family, friends, and fans in my prayers during this difficult time.pic.twitter.com/yfjfNYWjYD— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
This is the first message Chadwick Boseman sent to my son in 2017. He had already been diagnosed with colon cancer, unknown to anyone. Amazing. 🙏🏾💜✊🏾😭 pic.twitter.com/2Tb4V2O8bN— Brian Hammond (@_Bro_Hamm_) August 29, 2020