Chadwick Boseman was loved and adored by millions of fans — young and old — all around the world who dearly miss him every day.
The iconic Black Panther star and generous philanthropist died in August after battling cancer at the age of 43.
Boseman was remembered by multiple high-profile celebrities and politicians who praised his courage, compassion, and desire to inspire others.
Now, Boseman’s family has decided to speak about him in a more personal way. In an interview with the New York Times, his brothers spoke about the Boseman they grew up with and loved.
Pastor Derrick Boseman and Kevin Boseman spoke lovingly and intimately about their late brother, whom they called Chad.
While the star will forever be known as King T’Challa, Kevin made this confession: “I have been trying to remember Chad and not Chadwick. And there’s just been a lot of Chadwick in the air. You have to start sharing that person with the world; I always endeavored to just treat him like my brother.”
Pastor Derrick continued: “Him being born, there is an inspiration that you can come from there and become anything.”
Pastor Derrick revealed the last emotional prayer he shared with his brother hours before he passed away: “No matter what he was going through, he always said, ‘Hallelujah.’ He never stopped saying it. When he told me that, I changed my prayer from, ‘God heal him, God save him,’ to ‘God, let your will be done. And the next day he passed away.”
Their father, Leroy Boseman, also took part in the interview and revealed his son’s ideology by saying: “A lot of people think making it means becoming an A-list movie star. I didn’t force that. I just knew that if Chad wanted to work in the arts, he would find a way and take care of himself.”
Kevin added: “He always did his best. His best was incredible. He could sit and draw anyone when he was a child.”
The pastor concluded by: “Chad was gifted. He’s probably the most gifted person I’ve ever met.”
One fan of the late actor reached out and said: “I find myself randomly thinking about this beautiful, spirited man, and it breaks my heart every time. Crazy how you can never meet someone, yet feel the same as the ones who did meet him. Gone so soon. RIH Chad 😢😭😇💕”
The iconic star’s last film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, produced by his mentor, Denzel Washington, will premiere on Netflix on December 18.