Chadwick Boseman, famous for his role as T’Challa in Black Panther was born on November 29, 1976 and died on August 28, 2020 at the age of 43 from colon cancer. Boseman’s death was made known by his family from his twitter account and has acquired the most likes and retweets in Twitter’s history. Quite a number of reggae artistes pay tribute to Boseman which include Etana, Tony Rebel, Anthony B and Queen Ifrica.
Etana, who started her career in 2008 posted “RIP King @chadwickboseman, you gave us Black Panther and other movies while undergoing treatment for cancer. Your legacy will live on forever… True Strength”. Tony Rebel, who has released 11 studio albums and have been featured on a number of compilations, posted a picture of the Black Panther star along with some encouraging words. He quoted, “ Man’s achievements in this world can be best remembered if the monument they left for their people was erected upon a spiritual foundation. When your contribution influences the life and progress of prosperity your monumental energy will be permanent.” He added by saying, “Don’t be mad with 2020. The universe is doing what it intended to do; we, on the other hand, are doing the opposite of our mandate. Let’s look, listen and learn from every moment of it. Have more regard for life. Live everyday as if it’s your only day. Make choices to preserve your soul. And be at peace with yourself.”
Anthony B also expressed his condolences by stating that, “ Purpose of life is more than money! One day we will see! #Life #Energy #Love. May peace be with you. RIP. Anthony also added a video of late Chadwick Boseman telling a graduating class that “purpose is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time”. The reggae artiste ended his post by saying, “Stand up for something or you will fall for anything”. Lastly, Queen Ifrica reposted a tweet as well as videos of Boseman and stated that “This was Chadwick Boseman’s last live appearance on social media four months ago. He went live from his instagram page speaking about an initiative called Operation 42, which aimed to help hospitals that serve African American communities during the Coronavirus pandemic. The comments on the video were of fans showing concern about his rapid weight loss, many believed he was losing weight for an upcoming movie role.
After the video, many people made memes and jokes about his weight loss which caused him to delete the video completely. Could you imagine fighting for your life while the rest of the world makes fun and you don’t even bother to tell them what’s really going on? You just continue to work, fight and suffer in silence? This man was a superhero in REAL life. Rest up, King T’Challa. Job Well Done! BTW, these are not my words, just to note.” Queen Ifrica added, “Rest good, young king. Upfull Sabbath … life is a journey, walk good.”