SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 16: Actor Chadwick Boseman attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV).
You probably heard that actor Chadwick Boseman passed away over the weekend, and his death has caused heartbreaking sadness for his fans. As the star of Black Panther, Get On Up, 42, and Marshall to name a few, his commitment and impeccable portrayal of a few huge names in American history was astounding. He wowed audiences in 42, the biographical film about the life of one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Jackie Robinson. In Get On Up, Boseman played the one-and-only, the legendary Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
His fame reached new heights when he was cast as King T’Challa, the live-action version of Black Panther from Marvel Comics. He made his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, followed by 2018’s Black Panther, and then 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. Boseman’s death was a surprise to many people, as it turns out he had been privately battling cancer for four years when he passed at the age of 43. He was viewed as a real-life superhero to children all around the world, and his work, character, and charitable efforts will be remembered by every life he touched for years to come. Check out a tribute about Chadwick Boseman below.
Hear Chadwick sing “Grandma’s Hands” by Bill Withers below:
Like many, his songs have always spoken to me. The epitome of soul. May you forever rest in power, Bill Withers. pic.twitter.com/HAFGzzbJ8T
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) April 4, 2020