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Chadwick Boseman Tweet Announcing Death Is Most Retweeted Of 2020

Rebecca Shepherd

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Chadwick Boseman Tweet Announcing Death Is Most Retweeted Of 2020

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

The final tweet from Chadwick Boseman's account which announced his passing has become the most retweeted post on the platform for 2020.

It is also the most liked tweet in the history of Twitter, after it gained over 7.5 million.

The tweet consisted of a picture of the late 43-year-old actor alongside a statement which read: "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

"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."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

As well as the 7.5 million likes, the post came to accumulate over 3.1 million retweets as well.

Fans regularly return to the post, to pay tribute to the actor with one recently writing: "It's hard to believe he's gone. Cancer has no mercy when it comes to age. To know he battled the disease through many of his movies and guest appearances proves how determined he was. R.I.P.(Paradise)."

Another added: "The most liked tweet of 2020 was the announcement of Chadwick Boseman's death. This still hurts, man. This still hurts."

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

While it was Chadwick's 'greatest honour' to star as King T'Challa in Black Panther it would seem the honour was all Marvel's because they won't be using a digital double for Black Panther 2.

In a recent interview with Clarin, Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Production Victoria Alonso was asked about the possibility of digitally recreating Boseman's likeness for the forthcoming sequel.

It was something she immediately ruled out, saying: "No. There is only one Chadwick, and he is not with us.

"Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we continue the story and what we do to honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really."

Topics: Chadwick Boseman, Entertainment, Celebrity, Twitter

Rebecca Shepherd
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