Chadwick Boseman has left a legendary legacy behind himself by filling the shoes of Black Panther. The actor fought colon cancer for four years and underwent chemotherapy, even as he continued to film roles up to his passing. Two years after his untimely death from illness at the young age of 43, Chadwick Boseman received a Creative Arts Emmy award posthumously.
Boseman received the honor for his work on the Marvel animated series ‘What If…?’ in which he reprised the role of Black Panther which catapulted him to international fame. According to Deadline, his widow Taylor Simone Leonard collected the award on his behalf.
Chad would be so honored and I am honored on his behalf. When I learned Chad was nominated, I started thinking of everything that was going on in the world and our world and being so in awe of his commitment and dedication and what a beautiful moment that one of the last things he would work on was something so important to him and to the world but also something new.
Boseman passed away two years ago, with his wife by his side, following a four-year battle with colon cancer that he kept from the world. At the time, a sequel to Black Panther was being planned, but in the finished product, his character was not included; rather, it was recast. Prior to his passing, he spent four sessions recording his lines for What If…?
Chadwick Boseman passing shocked his followers and sparked a prodigious outpouring of grief from his supporters inside and outside the profession. Boseman received numerous nominations for his outstanding work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, an August Wilson adaptation starring Viola Davis. But despite some supporters’ hopes that his passing would guarantee him an Oscar, Anthony Hopkins’ performance in The Father ultimately won.
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