While it’s already been a week since the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, stories about the 43-year-old actor’s incredible humanity and spirit don’t seem like they’re going to be slowing down any time soon.
Whether it be the undaunted bravery he maintained in the face of a deadly disease or tributes from friends and colleagues such as Spike Lee, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, and co-star Michael B. Jordan, it’s become evidently clear that the only thing greater than Boseman’s acting talent was his soul.
The latest anecdote of Boseman’s unwavering decency comes from Black Panther executive producer Nate Moore, who revealed to People that his last text from Boseman was about giving back to sick children.
“It was during lockdown, and we worked together to get a young boy a voice note from T’Challa, as well as a package of toys – no easy feat when we weren’t allowed to leave our homes or go to the office,” says Moore, referencing Boseman’s Black Panther character. “But Chad figured out how to make it work because he cared so intently, and in hindsight, so personally.”
Moore says he received a “final text” from Boseman.
“‘It broke me, man,'” reads Boseman’s text, according to Moore. “‘But we need to do that for them. People deserve abundant life, special moments. They’ve been through hell battling disease. If we were able to ease their suffering and bring joy for a moment, and hopefully moments has he goes through the bags, then we made a difference in his life.'” [via People]
Even when he was faced with the darkness of his own mortality, Boseman remained focused on bringing light to others, and if that isn’t superheroic, I’m not sure what is.
Rest in greatest power, Chadwick, we’ll all miss you. Wakanda Forever.
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