As the world continued mourning the sudden loss of Chadwick Boseman, Twitter confirmed on Sunday that the tweet shared by his team, announcing Boseman’s death, is the most-liked tweet of all time. One of the most iconic superheroes, Chadwick’s career symbolized hope, strength, and true representation for people of color.
“Most Liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever,” Twitter official handle read. The Get on Up star died at the age of 43 on Friday after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer. The tweet announcing Boseman’s death currently has over 7.3 million likes and 3.1million retweets as of Monday.
Most liked Tweet ever.
A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever https://t.co/lpyzmnIVoP
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
“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,” the tweet announced.
The actor’s sudden demise has left the whole world in a state of shock. Chadwick who became popularly known as Black Panther had ultimately changed the superhero game with his skills and performance.
The news triggered an outpouring of condolences and grief from across the globe. With fans taking to social media sites to honor and pay tribute to the wonderful artist, #WakandaForever became one of the top trends.
Boseman rose to stardom after essaying the role of the real-life figures including baseball star Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42 and American singer-songwriter James Brown in 2014’s ‘Get on Up’. However, his role as ‘Black Panther’ in the 2018 hit film that gave him the ultimate career-defining success that made a huge imprint on his fans.
Tributes and Dedications
Meanwhile, Youth channel MTV also dedicated its Video Music Awards show on Sunday to Chadwick Boseman, calling him a “True Hero”. Opening the annual ceremony dedicated to the best in pop, host Keke Palmer called Boseman “an actor whose talent and passion is a true inspiration to all the fans he touched, and everyone he encountered.”
“We dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He’s a true hero, not just on screen, but everything he did. His impact lives forever,” Palmer said.
Boseman’s Da 5 Bloods director Spike Lee paid tribute to the late actor. According to reports from Entertainment Weekly, At the annual Brooklyn loves MJ block party for Michael Jackson’s birthday, Lee dedicated a performance of Micheal Jackson’s Gone Too Soon to Boseman. He said, “We filmed Da 5 Bloods in Thailand, and it was hot, jungles, mountains, and Chadwick was there with us all the way. I never, ever suspected that anything was wrong…Chadwick, a trooper, never complained. He was there every single minute at the moment. And his performance is a testament to what he put into that role and all his roles.”
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