Friday, August 28, 2020, Chadwick Boseman lost his fight against colon cancer. If many stars have praised the courage, strength, compassion and kindness of the 43-year-old comedian, the American magazine People wanted to dedicate this week’s issue to him in order to take stock of his career, his legacy and the impact it has had on millions of people. In the latter, Black Panther executive producer Nate Moore recalled his last interaction with the star. Indeed, the two men were texting each other about their work for the Make-A-Wish foundation, which allows seriously ill children to make their dreams come true.
Referring to the character Chadwick Boseman played in Black Panther, Nate Moore explained, “It was during lockdown, and we worked together to give a young boy a vocal note from T’Challa, as well as a package. toys – not an easy task when we weren’t allowed to leave our homes or go to the office. But Chad found a way to make it work because he cared deeply, and in hindsight , so personally. ” The executive producer then said he received a final message from the star which read, “It broke me, man. But we have to do it for them. People deserve abundant lives, special moments. They’ve been through hell. against sickness. If we could ease their suffering and bring them joy for a while, and I hope they get through it, then we have made a difference in his life. ”
“His smile could light up the sky”
While Chadwick Boseman had never gone public about his colon cancer, Nate Moore added: “Again, hindsight will tell us that Chad felt this because he too was battling an illness. But I don’t think it was. be true. I think that’s just what he was as a man. A leader and a caregiver first, who accomplished both of those things as an artist and as an ordinary person. ” The latter also added that the actor could be intimidating so much what he gave off was so powerful: “We talked a lot about his presence when he entered a room. I would say that the intensity of his gaze was also unprecedented.” Before concluding: “Because as intense as his gaze is, his smile could light up the sky.”
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