A tribute to Chadwick Boseman
"In my culture, death is not the end."
- T'Challa, Black Panther
As if 2020 could get any worse, we lost Chadwick Boseman to cancer.
August 28, 2020 was one of the hardest days for Marvel fans all around the world, myself included. The world suffered a great loss with the death of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick Boseman was a man of dignity and honour. He inspired so many with his light. To be so wise and humble, he made it sure to always help others in need. Chadwick represented the black community, inspired black children and kids. His epic portrayal of baseball pioneer and star Jackie Robinson in 42 was the breakthrough of his career. Though diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, he chose to keep it secret. Chadwick gave us Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, 21 Bridges all while fighting Stage-3 Colon Cancer.
For someone who isn't familiar with the supernatural universe, lemme tell you Black Panther is the first ever and the only black hero in the Marvel Universe. Black Panther is one of the most popular and first ever Black superhero in the American mainstream comics.
Shortly after his death, tributes poured in from all over the world.
Former President Of America, Barack Obama and former First Lady, Michelle Obama honoured Chadwick. His MCU co-stars and friends honored him.
"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." Barack Obama wrote.
"There's a reason he could play Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and King T'Challa with such captivating depth and honesty. He, too, knew what it meant to truly persevere. He, too, knew that real strength starts inside. And he, too, belongs right there with them as a hero—for Black kids and for all of our kids." Michelle Obama wrote.
"You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you've known it or not...I've been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness." Michael B Jordan wrote.
“Black Panther was hands down the crowning achievement of the Marvel Universe,” Robert Downey Jr. said.
Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Kevin Feige and Oprah Winfrey, among many others honoured his legacy.
LeBron James honored him with 'Wakanda Forever' Salute.
From someone who's not just a fan but was inspired by what he stood by, what he believed in, how he used his platform and how he gave back to the community, we lost a literal hero.
A hero gone too soon. Rest in Power, king.
The official MCU tribute-