A Tribute For A King; ABC Airs “Black Panther” Tribute For The Late Chadwick Bosemen


The news that shocked the world over the weekend. Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman passed away 2 days ago on Saturday at age 43 after his 4 year long battle with colon cancer. According to a statement from his family, was first diagnosed with the disease in 2016.

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman with a special commercial-free airing of Black Panther on ABC on Sunday night, followed by a special examining the actor’s life and work, “Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King.” The Walt Disney Co., which owns ABC, said in a statement that the special will “celebrate Boseman’s storied life, legacy and career,” and will “shine a light on the medical condition he privately battled.”

The special will feature tributes that have poured in from celebrities, political figures and fans across the world, special words from those who starred alongside him and knew Boseman best, and shine a light on the medical condition he privately battled.

First introduced in Captain America: Civil War, Boseman was casted to play T’Challa, a.k.a, Black Panther. Boseman reprised his role and starred in the groundbreaking 2018 superhero movie that was the first of its kind to center largely on Black characters. The movie focuses more on T’Challa who returns home to the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda to fight to claim his rightful place on the throne after the death of his father.

The movie won three Academy Awards; Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and was even nominated for Best Picture. Black Panther grossed more than $1 billion at the global box office. Boseman reprised his role as T’Challa/Black Panther in the next Marvel movies which were Avengers: Inifinity War and Avengers: Engdame.

Boseman was set to reprise the role in a Black Panther sequel but right now it’s too soon to know whether the sequel is still a go or if they will recast the role. Boseman also played baseball legend Jackie Robinson in 42, iconic singer James Brown in Get on Up and starred in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.

Diagnosed in 2016 but still managed to play iconic roles before his untimely death. He is definitely seen as a hero in our eyes and his legacy will live on in the hearts of fans. May he rest in power.

“Wakanda Forever”

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