Chadwick Boseman demise: Barack Obama, Kamala Harris step forth to express grief

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Aug, 2020. 02:47 pm
Chadwick Boseman tribute by Obama

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who is renowned for his role as ‘Black Panther’ in marvel series, died after battling colon cancer for four years.

Soon after Chadwick Boseman’s demise, Twitter started trending #RIPLegend and #RIPKing as fans of the actor were grieved with the news.

Former president of the United States, Barak Obama was one of the many who stepped forward to mourn Boseman’s paasing.

Turning to his Twitter, Obama wrote: “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. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.”

The former president had shared a photo of Boseman’s visit to him.

Former vice president Joe Biden too had penned a touching tribute for the late actor as he wrote: “The true power of Chadwick Boseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time.”

The Democratic presidential nominee’s running mate, Kamala Harris also shared an old photo of herself with Boseman as she wrote: “Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family.”

Boseman, 42, has appeared in several movies and TV shows such as 42 where he portrayed iconic baseball player Jackie Robinson, James Brown in Get on Up. He also worked as T’Challa in Marvel’s 2016 film, Captain America: Civil War. However, he gained more popularity due to his own Black Panther film in 2018.

He was set to appear in a sequel to Black Panther due in 2022.

Taking to Twitter, his family released a statement on his Twitter handle informing his fans that the true hero passed away and he died in his home.

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