Late Actor Chadwick Boseman Honored by Wife Simone at 'Stand Up to Cancer' Event

Chadwick Boseman, the incredibly talented actor who brought King T'Challa from "Black Panther" to life," passed away last year. Recently, his wife Simone honored his memory with a very special tribute.

On Saturday, during the "Stand Up to Cancer" televised special, Simone took the stage and sang a lovely rendition of Billie Holiday's "I'll Be Seeing You."

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The moment was later shared by the official "Stand Up to Cancer" Twitter account, which reminded the world that everyone has heroes in their lives and that it was time to stand up for them and with them.

MORE THAN AN ACTOR

But even before Simone started singing "Black-ish" actor, Anthony Anderson also took the opportunity to deliver a speech about the late actor. He said:

"The world lost an incredible artist and a true hero. But before he was a public figure, he was a person like you or me, a son, a brother, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, husband."

"Black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson, one of the co-hosts of "Stand Up To Cancer," during the televised event | Photo: ABC via Getty Images

"Black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson, one of the co-hosts of "Stand Up To Cancer," during the televised event | Photo: ABC via Getty Images

Anderson recalled how Boseman tragically passed away at the age of 43 following a long and hard battle with colon cancer, which he kept a secret while continuing to work.

The couple was first spotted together in 2015.

A TRUE WARRIOR

The star died in August 2020, with his death being confirmed at the time by his publicist, who said that the disease had progressed from stage III in 2016 to stage IV.

According to the statement released through Boseman's Instagram page, the actor took part in several projects, such as "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "Black Panther," while undergoing surgeries and chemotherapy.

STILL REMEMBERED FOR HIS GREATNESS

It was revealed that Boseman drew his last breath at home, with his wife and family by his side and that the highlight of his career was to portray Marvel's King T'Challa.

Back in April, Boseman was posthumously honored with the Actor Tribute Award for his role in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" at the 2021 Gotham Awards.

Simone accepted the award on his behalf and gave an emotional speech while holding back the tears, remembering how he wasn't perfect but was honest and always looked to live with a purpose.

The couple was first spotted together in 2015, and from then on attended several award shows and basketball games together. They are believed to have tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2019.

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