On August 28th, the powerful actor, Chadwick Boseman, passed away after a four-year battle with Colon Cancer.
Chadwick Boseman was a special human being. While many would give up on their passions and their pursuits, Boseman labored onward. After his diagnosis, he went on to appear in 6 films, taking on roles as Thurgood Marshall (Marshall), Stormin (Da 5 Bloods), and, most notably, King T’Challa (Black Panther).
And, it would be his most famous role, which made the biggest impact in the movie Industry. Black Panther was a nominee for Best Picture at the Oscars. This was the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture. The film set numerous records, such as the highest-grossing film by a black director. Internationally, it grossed over 1.3 Billion dollars, becoming one of the highest-selling films of all time. And, to top it all off, the film’s cast was mainly comprised of actors of African descent, highlighting the legitimacy of black people in the film industry.
Chadwick Boseman broke boundaries with his work, representing key figures in history and breaking records. We only wish that he could have continued his awe-inspiring work. May he rest in peace.
By The Harlem Times Staff