The world has been mourning the death of Chadwick Boseman. It is still hard to believe that the superhero is no more. The late actor, known for his role of King T’Challa in Black Panther has lost his life due to colon cancer and we don’t know how to react.
Boseman, who broke several records when alive has broken yet another record with his death. It breaks our heart to say that one of the tweets from his account has become the most-liked tweet ever. Want to know which one? Then read ahead.
A tweet sent out on Friday from Chadwick Boseman’s Twitter account announcing the actor’s death and heralding his perseverance and fighting spirit is now the most-liked tweet ever. “A tribute fit for a king,” Twitter’s official account said Saturday in announcing the record.”WakandaForever”.
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
This record-breaking tweet from the late actor’s account was sent out on Friday at 7:11 pm. The tweet included a black and white picture of Chadwick Boseman smiling vibrantly. Along with the image is a statement from Boseman’s family sharing that he’d passed away after battling colon cancer for four years.
The tweet has been liked 5.9 million times that surpasses by well over a million from the previous record holder. Just for records, this position was held by former President Barack Obama with 4.3 million likes on his tweet sent out in August 2017.
Chadwick Boseman died Friday at age 43 in his Los Angeles home alongside his wife and other members of his family, Boseman’s publicist, Nicki Fioravante told the Associated Press.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement read. “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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”