The message was shared on both his Twitter and Instagram pages. It is currently the final message on both of his social media accounts.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the message reads.
“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.
“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
“The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Since it was announced, fans, producers and fellow actors have shared tributes and urged people to be kind, especially with the amount of vitriol that Chadwick got towards the end of his life when he got progressively leaner.
Now, Twitter has shared that the tweet announcing Chadwick’s death has become the most liked tweet on the platform ever.
“A tribute fit for a king,” Twitter called it.
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
As of the time of this article, the tweet has over 7.3 million likes. Chadwick Boseman died on 29 August aged 43 after a four year battle with colon cancer.