Tweet announcing Chadwick Boseman’s death becomes most-liked tweet ever

The final tweet posted by actor Chadwick Boseman’s account, announcing his death, has become the most-liked tweet of all time, with over 6.3 million ‘likes’.
Chadwick Boseman arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.(AP)
Chadwick Boseman arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.(AP)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 11:08 AM IST
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The last tweet posted from late actor Chadwick Boseman's Twitter account has now become the most-liked tweet ever. As tributes and condolences continue to pour in from all quarters for the Black Panther star, the social media platform on Sunday confirmed 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 actor died at the age of 43 on Friday (local time) after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer. The tweet announcing Boseman's death currently has more than 6.2 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 fans from all over the world in a state of sorrow. The news triggered an outpouring of condolences with his fans taking to Twitter to remember his life and work.

Also read: Robert Downey Jr joins the Avengers in paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman: ‘He changed the game’

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".

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