Chadwick Boseman, goodbye to an Avenger
This weekend we woke up with sad news that we did not expect to hear: Chadwick Boseman, actor in charge of giving life to Black Panther, one of the great characters of the MCU, died at 43. Boseman had been dealing with the disease cancer for four years, something that he kept a complete secret until the end (he was even shooting the Marvel movies while already diagnosed).
The secrecy with which the actor and his people have handled this matter has caused the news to take the entire press by surprise and of course the millions of fans of Marvel in general and of the figure of Black panther in particular. And it is that although of course the actor’s filmography is much more extensive than what has been done in the superhero cinematographic universe, his role as the King T’Challa It is the one that has ended up leading him to world fame, not only for participating in such blockbuster films as those of the Avengers but also for the valuable representation that Boseman made of the African-American population – unfortunately, it is still special and extraordinary to meet black characters that they are heroes and protagonists of a movie and that so boost the African culture.
Possibly for all this, the last tweet of the actor’s account has achieved what until now seemed unattainable: surpass the imposing number of I like it that accumulated a message from Barack Obama, former president of the United States, designated to date as the most popular tweet on the platform.
The new tweet with the most likes
As we pointed out, so far the tweet with the most likes was the following message from Barack Obama, published on August 13, 2017. In it, Obama appealed to the solidarity and innocence of the human being with a message that penetrated deeply among users. The result? 1.6 million retweets, 68.3 thousand comments and 4.3 million likes:
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion …” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
– Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
The translation would be the following:
Nobody is born hating another person because of the color of their skin or their origin or their religion …
Another man black (what things) is who has ended up overcoming it. In the official account of Chadwick boseman His relatives published a black and white image of the actor along with a message announcing his death, the causes, briefly recalling his film career and asking the media for respect and privacy for his family in these hard times :
– Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
We leave you the translation then:
It is with immeasurable pain that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it for the past 4 years as he progressed to stage IV.
A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the movies that you have loved so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several others, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
The honor of his career was bringing King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
He died at home, with his wife and family by his side.
The family thanks you for your love and prayers and asks that your privacy continue to be respected during this difficult time.
The audience response It could not have been more effusive: 165.1 thousand responses, 3.1 million retweets and 7.4 million likes -and up. That same day, hours later, Twitter announced that the message from Boseman’s account had become the Tweet with the most likes in the history of the platform, indicating that it was “a tribute worthy of a king.”
Most liked Tweet ever.
A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever https://t.co/lpyzmnIVoP
– Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
We have no doubt that if any tweet had to be the record holder, it had to be King T’challa’s. Wakanda Forever.