Last night we learned that ‘Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman had tragically passed away after a four year battle with colon cancer.
BREAKING: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43, representative tells AP.https://t.co/5oDrRMepdO
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 29, 2020
Since the announcement of Boseman’s death, there have been countless tributes from actors who worked with him throughout the years.
The most touching tribute came on Saturday from actor Josh Gad who shared an inspirational text message Boseman had sent him recently before his death.
Breaking my twitter silence to share some beauty. This was one of my final texts from the brilliant & once-in-lifetime talent, @chadwickboseman – take this in & celebrate life. He knew how precious every moment was. Tonight the Heavens received one of its most powerful angels. pic.twitter.com/Hj8Cb1IfZS
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 29, 2020
If you are in Los Angeles, you woke up this morning to the rare and peaceful sound of steady precipitation,” “If you’re like me, maybe you looked at the week’s forecast and found that it’s supposed to rain for three straight days — not without breaks of sunlight and reprieves of moist gloom. But yeah, it’s gonna be coming down like cats and dogs.”Great, we’re stuck inside these damn quarantines because of the COVID, and now we can’t even get no sun in Cali. Come on now!”
“But now that the rain has stopped and today’s storm has cleared, I urge you to go outside and take a deep breath,” the text continued. “Notice how fresh the air is right now after our skies have had a three-week break from the usual relentless barrage of fumes from bumper-to-bumper LA commuters.””And now today’s rain has given the City of Angels a long overdue and much-needed shower.”
“Inhale and exhale this moment, and thank God for the unique beauties and wonders of this day. We should take advantage of every moment we can to enjoy the simplicity of God’s creation — whether it be clear skies and sun or clouded over with gloom.”
An emotional Gad went on to post a video on Instagram talking about how special Boseman was as a human being.