In Memory of Chadwick Boseman 

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Jordan Strauss

Audrey McMahon, Staff

 

In Memory of Chadwick Boseman 

By Audrey McMahon

 


Chadwick Boseman. You might know him as king T’Challa of Wakanda, The Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman passed away on august 28, 2020 at age 43 after fighting colon cancer for four years. Boseman had a very successful life, even before all of his fame. Chadwick was born and grew up in Anderson, South Carolina. Chadwick graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing from Howard University in Washington, D. C. Boseman performed in many stage productions. Chadwick even won an AUDELCO award for his role as E.J. in the 2002’s Urban Transitions: Loose Blossoms. In the mid 2000’s Boseman started to take roles in some TV shows such as the soap opera, All My Children. Chadwick appeared in many movies over the years including, many Marvel movies, 21 Bridges, Get on Up, 42, Message from the King, The Kill Hole, and many more. Even when Chadwick was acting in movies he was also battling his illness which is so inspiring. When The Black Panther came out, Boseman rented out a whole movie theater in his hometown to let young boys and girls watch the movie for free so they could be inspired by the amazing T’Challa. Later Chadwick Boseman married Taylor Simone Ledward. Chadwick without a doubt has inspired many people and will continue to inspire more to come.Chadwick has left his mark on this world, and will forever be loved.“You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking.” – Chadwick Boseman