- Chadwick Boseman’s cancer diagnosis revelation has shed new light on his life and career.
- The “Black Panther” star had been privately battling cancer while visiting kids with the disease.
- The actor has inspired countless people by bringing many characters to life “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy” and “persevered through it all.”
The revelation of Chadwick Boseman’s cancer diagnosis following his death has since cast the actor’s life and career in a new light.
It seemed to give a new meaning as to why he got emotional during a 2018 SiriusXM interview when he described his meetings with two terminally ill young boys. The boys had been anticipating the release of “Black Panther,” but they succumbed to the disease before its release.
Boseman had said in the interview, “Just to experience those two little boys’ anticipation of this movie. Yeah. It means a lot.”
It turns out that the “Black Panther” star was having his own private battle with cancer while conducting several visits with kids battling the disease.
One such visit was at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Back in September 12, 2018, the hospital expressed gratitude for Boseman’s visit in a tweet that read, “It’s not every day that St. Jude gets a visit from an Avenger! Thank you @ChadwickBoseman for stopping by to bring joy to our patients and learn more about our lifesaving mission!”
It’s not every day that St. Jude gets a visit from an Avenger! Thank you @ChadwickBoseman for stopping by to bring joy to our patients and learn more about our lifesaving mission! ❤ 🎉 pic.twitter.com/7RwPO7qgPD— St. Jude (@StJude) September 12, 2018
According to a statement from his family, Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2016. He passed away from the illness on Friday at age 43.
The children’s hospital paid tribute to the actor on Saturday.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital stated in the post, “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Chadwick Boseman.
“Two years ago, Chadwick visited the St. Jude campus and brought with him not only toys for our patients but also joy, courage and inspiration. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”
Forever. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4tBU61WoAf— St. Jude (@StJude) August 29, 2020
Boseman’s family issued a statement to his social media accounts posthumously, stating that “Chadwick persevered through it all.”
The actor has inspired countless people by bringing many characters to life “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy… It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Source: NBC News