Even after death, Chadwick Boseman continues to make history, as Twitter revealed the announcement of Boseman’s shocking death via his twitter is the most ‘liked’ tweet in the website’s history, Mailonline report.
The actor who died due to colon cancer during which he was still acting in a handful of movies, according to twitter has gained must like and retweet.
The statement with was release following the sudden passing of the Black Panther star has accrued 7.1M likes and 3M retweets.
“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. ”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all , and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy”, they said.
The post continued with ‘It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home with his wife and family by his side.’
And concluded, ”The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Previously, the record for the most-liked tweet was held by former US President, Barack Obama after he shared the famous Nelson Mandela quote, ‘No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.’ That tweet garnered 4.3M likes.
Boseman made history playing the very first Black superhero in any Marvel Comic film. His role as King T’Challah in Black Panther, propelled the film to be the first superhero film nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards as it received a slew of nominations in 2018.
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