Marvel superstar Chadwick Boseman’s last tweet before his demise on Friday, became the most-liked tweet in Twitter’s history to get 7-million likes as of now, breaking Barack Obama’s record with 4.3 million likes.
Twitter’s official feed by the name Twitter announced the news saying: “Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King.”
The record-breaking tweet by Black Panther star confirmed the death of the actor who passed away at just 43 after being diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016.
Da 5 Bloods star played some of the most iconic roles on-screen with searing passion including Jackie Robinson in the ’42’ and James Brown. But Boseman is most known for his role as Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Turns out, the prolific performer played some of his most iconic roles in his career, like the ones in Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, among several more, while he was battling stage III colon cancer, while he was undergoing countless surgeries and chemotherapies, the last statement on Boseman’s Twitter handle read.
The death of the actor took the Hollywood fraternity by surprise since the actor’s terminal illness was kept out from the public purview. Boseman died at his home in California with his wife and family nearby, Boseman’s spokesperson said on Friday.
“Chad deeply valued his privacy, and I wasn’t privy to the details of his illness. After his family released their statement, I realized that he was living with his illness the entire time I knew him,” Black Panther director Ryan Coogler said in a lengthy statement.
“It leaves me broken knowing that I won’t be able to watch another close-up of him in the monitor again or walk up to him and ask for another take.”
“[…] And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again,” Coogler wrote.