At the age of 43, Chadwick Boseman has died, leaving behind a legacy unmatched.
The famous Black Panther star was a powerful voice who used art to let an entire generation know that they could do anything if they put their minds to it.
On Friday, the man, who gave life to Wakanda’s king T’Challa, passed away after battling colon cancer with his family, including his new wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, by his side.
The last post shared by Boseman is a powerful one — it is a picture where he is hugging Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
The iconic actor used his final tweet and Instagram post to tell Americans to make sure that their voices are heard in November by voting in the presidential election.
Boseman shared the post after Harris was picked to be Joe Biden‘s running mate.
In the photo taken in 2018, Boseman and Harris appeared at the Families Belong Together event to speak up against immigrant children who were being separated from their parents at the U.S./Mexican border because of President Donald Trump‘s policies.
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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Photo Credit: @samjonespictures
Boseman and Harris both graduated from Howard University, a historically black college, and they appeared to have a close relationship, because the senator from California, shared a heartbreaking post where she called him a friend.
Note that Boseman was a voting advocate and actively encouraged Americans to vote.
Boseman’s death has sent shockwaves on social media, and it left many celebrities and fans devasted.
An emotional, social media user penned this note: “You could tell he had a beautiful spirit by the way he carried himself. His smile was bright, and to know he was fighting such a battle and still had such a beautiful smile is powerful yet heartbreaking.”
This weeping fan remembered Boseman: “His passing has me so emotional!! Totally heartbroken..and to know he brought us such great acting while he was carrying the burden of his sickness…man..makes me even more emotional..😢🙏🏾He gave us Black Panther whilst fighting cancer for four years😣😴R.I.P.🙏🏾”
The star was called a hero and a king by this backer who is also dealing with health issues: “For someone to have battled colon cancer while filming the first major superhero film is astonishing. The amount of focus and perseverance through chemotherapy and countless surgeries is impossible to measure. Chadwick Boseman, you are a hero among heroes. R.I.P. 🙏”
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Proud to fight the good fight with so many passionate people today at the #FamiliesBelongTogetherLA rally. This is just the beginning, but we will not stop until families are reunited and compassion becomes the standard. ✊🏾 http://familiesbelongtogether.org #FamiliesBelongTogether
Anther brokenhearted follower wrote: “We’ve lost our basketball hero, our civil rights hero, & now our superhero 😔😞😢He had a good heart and watched all his dreams come full circle. He made the most out of his 43 years. That’s all you can ask of anyone, make the time count. Such a young talented man thoughts and prayers for his family how incredibly sad 😞 may God be with them rip.”
Boseman left a big mark and made a real impact.