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Chadwick Boseman Once Spoke about His Connection with Kobe Bryant — Watch the Video

Afouda Fortune
Sep 01, 2020
06:30 A.M.
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Before late stars Chadwick Boseman and Kobe Bryant's untimely deaths, the duo once met and had plans for a future project.


When basketball icon Kobe Bryant died in January, Chadwick Boseman, in his tribute to Bryant, shared the moment they had met and had a phenomenal conversation.

During an episode of "The Shop: Uninterrupted," Boseman explained that he felt that Bryant was a close friend although they barely knew each other. 

Late Chadwick Boseman at "GQ Celebrates The 2018 All-Stars" at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles on February 17, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images


The "Black Panther" actor made it known that in the times he and the NBA champion met, they had planned to work on a project, but this did not happen due to Bryant's passing. Sadly, seven months after Bryant's death, Boseman lost his life to a four-year private cancer battle.

Although [Boseman] was diagnosed four years ago, the actor kept the news a private affair as he went on to take iconic roles in Hollywood.


In the video that looked like a sit down with star comedian, Tiffany Haddish and some other people, Boseman said that after he and Bryant had finished speaking, he told to his then-fiancée:

"He is who they say he is."


Boseman, 43, passed away at home surrounded by loved ones. Although he was diagnosed four years ago, the actor kept the news a private affair as he went on to take iconic roles in Hollywood. The official statement by his family mentioned that he was quite brave:

"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much..."


During his career, Boseman played several roles of real-life legends and icons, but his most acclaimed role was as "Black Panther" in the recent Marvel superhero series.

The movie was a huge success and the first superhero movie to get a nomination for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Before the shocking news of his death, there was news that a "Black Panther" sequel was in the works.

Many stars have taken to their social media pages to express their shock at the award-winning star's untimely death with millions around the world sharing their tributes to the action superhero.

So far, the announcement of the TV icon's death garnered over 7 million likes on Twitter which referenced the post as the most liked in the history of its social interactions.