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Outpouring of Love For the Late Chadwick Boseman Gives Him Most-Favorited Post in Twitter History

Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 on Friday, and that is just too young. Boseman was best known for playing the Black Panther in Marvel films such as Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther.

There was an incredible outpouring of grief for Boseman, who had fought cancer for four years but his death still seemed to come out of nowhere.

One of the most visible outpourings of love we saw was that Twitter verified that the most-liked tweet ever was Boseman’s account posthumous confirmation of the actor’s death.

Boseman’s account’s tweet received over seven million likes.

It sounds like Boseman went through a lot, but at least his family was with him in the end.

Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther, also made a touching statement about Boseman to The Hollywood Reporter. You can read the entire statement here, but here’s an excerpt about what kind of actor and person Boseman was.

In my meeting after watching the film, I asked Nate Moore, one of the producers of the film, about the language. “Did you guys make it up?” Nate replied, “that’s Xhosa, John Kani’s native language. He and Chad decided to do the scene like that on set, and we rolled with it.” I thought to myself. “He just learned lines in another language, that day?” I couldn’t conceive how difficult that must have been, and even though I hadn’t met Chad, I was already in awe of his capacity as actor. 

I learned later that there was much conversation over how T’Challa would sound in the film. The decision to have Xhosa be the official language of Wakanda was solidified by Chad, a native of South Carolina, because he was able to learn his lines in Xhosa, there on the spot. He also advocated for his character to speak with an African accent, so that he could present T’Challa to audiences as an African king, whose dialect had not been conquered by the West. 

Boseman went above and beyond for his craft, for his fans and for his community, so it’s no surprise people have so much love for him.

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