A tweet from Chadwick Boseman’s account confirming the actor’s death on Friday is now Twitter’s most-liked post of all time, twitter has confirmed.
“Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever,” Twitter posted Sunday, referring to Boseman’s role as Marvel’s Black Panther.
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
The Boseman tweet that confirmed he died after battling colon cancer since 2016 was liked more than 6.9 million times as of Sunday morning. The ‘liking’ of the tweet, has however left many wondering why twitter can’t come up with a new way tweeps can show sorrow instead of ‘liking posts’ in sad times.
It is impossible to watch this without shedding a tear pic.twitter.com/SR1NVq9oUJ
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 29, 2020
– Who was Chadwick Boseman? –
Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor and producer. He played several historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). His role as the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Black Panther (2018), made him an international star, winning him an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Boseman’s other film roles included 21 Bridges (2019), which he also co-produced, and Da 5 Bloods (2020). His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will be released posthumously on Netflix. He died at his home on August 28, 2020, with his family by his side.