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Chadwick Boseman's Brother Reflects on His Last Conversation with the Late 'Black Panther' Actor

Olawale Ogunjimi
Oct 09, 2020
08:20 P.M.
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The death of Chadwick Boseman was a truly shocking one. Many knew the actor for his charm and charisma and his passing took everyone by surprise. In a recent interview, his brother spoke about their last conversation.


Earlier this month, Kevin and Derrick Boseman, the brothers of "Black Panther" actor Chadwick Boseman, remembered the late actor in an interview with the New York Times.

Over less than a decade, Chadwick rose to global prominence through his appearance in several movies. In the interview, Kevin and Derrick touched on several points, including and especially the challenges that the family faced with Chadwick's fame.

Chadwick Boseman at the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Kevin explained that they tried to always look at the deceased actor as just their brother, and not the global figure that he had become. In part, the two reminisced about their upbringing and how simple life was.

Derrick, a pastor, explained that Chadwick always had a significant amount of faith. That wasn't much of a surprise as they came from a long line of evangelists.


As the pastor remembered, he had spoken to Chadwick the day before he died. The late actor reportedly told him that he was in the "fourth quarter," and he needed to "leave the game."

Derrick explained that this was the moment he knew that Chadwick was tired of it all. At that point, he stopped praying for Chadwick's healing and asked God to do His will. The next day, Chadwick died at his home. The death marked the end of years spent battling colon cancer.

Chadwick is among a group of people who could get posthumous Academy Awards this year.


As explained earlier, the fact that Chadwick died was a genuine shock to everyone. The actor had spent the better part of the last decade starring in trailblazing movies.

From playing the titular character in "Black Panther" to civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall in a biopic, Chadwick was indeed a talented actor. In the past few years, he continued to work, even while battling cancer.

Ryan Coogler, the director of the "Black Panther" movie, wrote in his tribute to Chadwick that the actor had been fighting cancer throughout the time they knew each other.


Despite being dead, the actor could still get the highest honor in the movie industry. Per reports, Chadwick is among a group of people who could get a posthumous Academy Award this year.

The actor will reportedly be competing in the Best Actor category, thanks to his final appearance in the movie, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which is set to come out later in the year.

While the movie is yet to be released, early critics have reportedly praised Chadwick's performance in it. Some have also endorsed it for the "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar category.

Definitely, winning an Oscar in his final movie performance will be a befitting way to end things. For fans, however, Chadwick will always be missed.