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."
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.
We are honored to have Chadwick's wife #SimoneBoseman here tonight. Her incredibly powerful performance reminds us that we all have heroes in our lives. Now is the time to Stand Up for them and with them. 🧡 Give now at https://t.co/tNxh7oe6XK. pic.twitter.com/EwcyolYVmM— Stand Up To Cancer (@SU2C) August 22, 2021
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."
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.
Chadwick Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Leward, accepts his Actor’s Tribute award for #MaRaineyFilm at the #GothamAwards: “Chad, thank you. I love you. I am so proud of you. Keep shining your light on us" ♥️ pic.twitter.com/kbcopHcEJz— Dionne Grant (@DionneGrant) January 12, 2021
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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