Our Forever Black Planter, Chadwick Boseman Dies, At 43, After Fighting Colon Cancer
As tragedy strikes again, we lost another icon, Actor Chadwick Boseman , best known for his role as T'challa(Black Panther) from Marvel collection Black Panther. Chadwick's death was a shock to us, but there're many things that can be taught from his legacy and the main thing is excuses are truly for the incompetent.
For Chadwick to find out he was sick in a duration of four years, he managed to star in seven films, you have to ask yourself, How do you want to be remebered? As legacy is not something left for people, but something left in people. What's apprent from his lost is that Chadwick did not want our sympahty, he wanted us to respect his craft. Chadwick Boseman left something in us and that's Wakanda forever.
As many people and celebrities have reflected on Chadwick Boseman loss actor Denzel Washington spoke out as he was responsisble for helping Chadwick Boseman pay his tution for Howard Univeristy in Washington, DC. Denzel released a statement saying:
"He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career," Washington said in his statement. "God bless Chadwick Boseman."
Iconic actress and Howard University Alum, Phylisha Rashaad, spoke on her encounter with Chadwick Boesman has she mentored him at Howard.
"Rashad said she received a call that a group of her students had auditioned for and been accepted into the British American Drama Academy's Midsummer program, but would not be attending because they couldn't afford it."
"I made a phone call to a friend of mine, and he called me back and we talked about it for about five minutes, and he said, 'Okay, I got this money," Rashad said.
That friend was Washington and Boseman gratefully recounted the story last year during a speech honoring Washington when Washington was selected to receive the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
"As fate would have it, I was one of the students that he paid for," Boseman said. "Imagine receiving the letter that your tuition for that summer was paid for and that your benefactor was none other than the dopest actor on the planet."