Chadwick Boseman’s death on Friday shocked the whole world including the country music industry. He was an actor who made his way to the top while playing a variety of roles over the years. Boseman made history as he brought to life the story of the”Black Panther” with his superb acting skills. He has done a lot more but the success of the “Black Panther” movie helped draw attention to it.
That is why much of the world was shocked when the news of his passing. Unknown to everyone, Boseman had colon cancer, stage 3, for four years prior to his death. Honor and appreciation for an inspiring life filled social networking sites on Friday.
Country Stars Who Paid Tribute to the Black Panther Star
Rita Wilson acknowledges the difficulties that Boseman had to go through as he battled against cancer and the amazing perseverance to create a beautiful work.
Tim McGraw took his this time to encourage all of the people who is battling for cancer to carry on and to fight over the decease with all of their might.
Mickey Guton expressed her grief over the loss of Boseman. Guyton also re-tweeted a memorable experience of Boseman with two children that had terminal cancer.
Other stars like Maren Morris, Danielle Bradbery, Jimmie Allen, and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town placed tributes to Boseman on their Instagram stories which were up for 24 hours.
No Longer a Voice in the Wilderness
Boseman acted as a hero on and off the screens. People might remember Boseman as King T’Challa whose battle cry was “Wakanda Forever.” However, Boseman was not just content on making an impact on the big screens. He made sure his voice was heard off-screen. Boseman stood as a powerful voice for the black community over the years.
With the movie industry saturated by white males and females, Boseman made history. “Black Panther” became the first movie for Marvel with a black man playing the lead role and built around a black-dominated cast and the highest-grossing film for any black director. This gave Boseman the stage to deliver a message to everyone.
Few years after graduating from Howard University, Boseman went back to his alma matter in 2018 to give a commencement speech. He reflected on the days when he was fired from his job on soap operas after contesting a role about a stereotypical portrayal of black characters.
Boseman’s death brought deep sadness. With some states struggling for justice over racial discrimination, such a substantial voice is a great loss at a time when it’s most needed.
Nonetheless, Boseman’s death reminded us of one thing, to continue to fight for something you believe in even when circumstances tell you not to fight anymore.