NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace shared his reaction to the tragic passing of actor Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick Boseman Remembrance From Bubba Wallace
“Crazy to think when I turned on the TV yesterday Get On Up was on,” Wallace tweeted, referencing Boseman’s role in the James Brown biopic. “Being a James Brown fan and seeing how well #ChadwickBoseman portrayed the role. Made me think about all the other films he played in n how talented he was! Waking up to the news is devastating. RIP BLACK PANTHER”
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The Announcement of Chadwick’s Passing
Prior to the announcement of Boseman’s death, his battle with Stage IV colon cancer was not public knowledge. He passed away at home with his wife and family on August 28.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” a statement from his family reads. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement added. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”
His family revealed that his role of Black Panther/King T’Challa in the Disney/Marvel films was “the honor of his career.”
Other Celebrity Reactions
Wallace was not the only celebrity that celebrated his life, countless actors, musicians, athletes, and fans honored Boseman. Kevin Costner and Denzel Washington are two of the great actors that mourned the loss of Boseman.
Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama shared their reactions to his death. The couple both met Boseman at The White House previously. Barack revealed that Boseman worked with kids while he visited D.C.
“Only Chadwick could embody Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and T’Challa,” Michelle wrote. “He, too, knew what it meant to persevere. To summon real strength. And he belongs right there with them as a hero—for Black kids and for all our kids. There’s no better gift to give our world.”
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