It’s still hard to believe that we have to write the words that Chadwick Boseman has passed away after a secret 4 year battle with colon cancer at the age of 43. The Black Panther star died on August 28th, shocking the world at the sudden loss of not only a great actor, but also an incredible activist and overall amazing human being. His friends and co-stars have offered wonderful words about the man, including an emotional and moving memoriam pinned by director Ryan Coogler. And, no one but a very select few even knew that whilst filming such blockbusters as his Marvel Cinematic Universe appearances, he was fighting the cancer all along. Now, Boseman has been laid to rest just outside his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.
AP News is reporting that the prolific actor/activist that after Boseman passed away in his Los Angeles home, surrounded by family, he was brought to where he grew up in South Carolina for his final resting place.
“The Black Panther star was laid to rest Sept. 3 at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina, about 11 miles from Boseman’s hometown of Anderson, the Los Angeles County Certificate showed. Anderson held a public memorial for Boseman a day later.”
Chadwick was fighting in private until the end, even hoping to be ready to film the highly anticipated sequel to the MCU billion dollar smash that had him truly bringing T’Challa to life, and creating a cultural revolution in the process. Unfortunately, it was never meant to be. Many people were surprised that Boseman kept his diagnosis a secret, but this came from his mother, who told him to not have people fret over him, but rather focus on his abilities and actions in the moment. Fans are in mourning, but also look to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the man, including petitioning to replace a Confederate statue in Anderson, S.C. with one of Boseman. 2020 has not been a good year, but we at least know that Boseman with be remembered forever, and his art will keep him immortal.
Rest in power, Chadwick Boseman.