CHADWICK BOSEMAN’S TWEET BECOMES THE MOST LIKED OF ALL TIME
On Saturday, the news broke about Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death. Boseman had battled with colon cancer for four years. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and persevered through it.
Boseman brought many films during surgeries and chemotherapy, including, Marshall, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, 21 Bridges, Da 5 Bloods, and more.
Chadwick Boseman’s final tweet is currently at 6.5 million likes and 2.9 million retweets. Twitter also announced the news on their account, reposting the tweet with the message “most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever.”
People around the world have come together to celebrate his life and accomplishments. Including Lebron James, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama, Angela Bassett, and more.
Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/C5xGkUi9oZ— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years. https://t.co/KazXV1e7l7— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 29, 2020
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“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day. And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full circle experience. This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother...”thou aren’t not dead but flown afar...”. All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.” #WakandaForever
The record was previously held by President Barack Obama, when he tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote, “no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.” The tweet was posted in August 2017 following a car attack at a protest against white supremacists in Virginia.
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