Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies of colon cancer at the age of 43. The last entry on his Twitter account broke the record with the most “likes” and overtook the previous record holder, former US President Barak Obama, by a large margin. Obama received the most likes with his tweet about the Charlottesville riots in 2017. Since the death of the African-American actor, you can watch the likes rise.
Barak Obama’s tweet with a quote from Nelson Mandela has reached 4.3 million likes to date. The last entry on Bosewick’s accounts currently has 6.8 million likes. Twitter confirmed on August 29th under the hashtag #WakandaForever: “Most liked Tweet ever.” and “A Tribute fit for a King”. Wakanda is the kingdom in the Marvel movie “Black Panther”.
Chadwick Boseman became world famous for his role as the prince T’Challa in Marvel’s superhero film “Black Panther” and became one of the characters of “Black Lives Matter”. It was the greatest honor of his career to bring the main character in “Black Panther” to life, it was said by Boseman’s family. The actor, who was born in South Carolina in 1976, was only now known to have suffered from colon cancer since 2016. Despite illness, chemotherapy and operations, he still made films. The family announced the death of Chadwick Boseman “with immeasurable sadness” on Friday evening (local time).
Most recently, Boseman was on the war drama “Da 5 Bloods” directed by Spike Lee, which is currently on Netflix. Before that he starred in the films “21 Bridges” and “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019 and in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther” in 2018. Boseman became famous in 2013 for the role of Jackie Robinsons, who was the first African American to play in the American professional baseball league – Major League Baseball (MLB) – in “42 – The True Story of a Sports Legend”. In 2014 he played the “Godfather of Soul” – James Brown, who died in 2006, and in 2017 he played the first African-American judge at the US Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, in “Marshall”.
Fans shared their sadness and dismay on social media, including stars like Brie Larson, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson.