Boseman’s last tweet becomes most-liked tweet ever
The sudden demise of the actor, who was popularly known as Black Panther, has left his many followers from all over the world in a deep state of sorrow.Updated: Aug 31, 2020, 02:00 IST
As tributes and condolences continued to pour in from all quarters for the Black Panther star, the social media platform confirmed on Sunday that the tweet shared by his team, announcing Boseman’s death, is the most-liked tweet of all time.
“Most Liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever,” Twitter official handle read. The Get on Up actor died at the age of 43 on Friday after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer. The tweet announcing Boseman’s death currently has more than 6.3 million likes and 3 million retweets at the time of this article’s publication.
“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,” the tweet announced.
The sudden demise of the actor, who was popularly known as Black Panther, has left his many followers from all over the world in a deep state of sorrow.
The news triggered an outpouring of condolences with his fans taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter to remember the wonderful artist.
Boseman rose to prominence after essaying the role of the real-life figures including baseball star Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42 and American singer-songwriter James Brown in 2014’s ‘Get on Up’.
However, it was his role as ‘Black Panther’ in the 2018 hit film that defined his career and made a huge imprint on his fans.
In the movie, the late actor starred as the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology. Hence, some of his admirers, along with the condolence message, summed up their love for him by tweeting “Wakanda Forever”.
Meanwhile, Boseman’s Da 5 Bloods director Spike Lee paid tribute to the late actor. At the annual Brooklyn loves MJ block party for Michael Jackson’s birthday, Lee dedicated a performance of Micheal Jackson’s Gone Too Soon to Boseman, reports Entertainment Weekly. He said, “We filmed Da 5 Bloods in Thailand, and it was hot, jungles, mountains, and Chadwick was there with us all the way. I never, ever suspected that anything was wrong....Chadwick, a trooper, never complained. He was there every single minute in the moment. And his performance is a testament to what he put into that role, and all his roles.”