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Remembering Chadwick Boseman–A Silent Hero

In 2018 during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2018.

We lost a true hero yesterday.  When I heard the news, like everyone else, I was in shock,  I had to do a double take, then researched  to make sure I was reading it correctly.  Thinking immediately, ‘this can’t be true, he’s way too young to have passed away and of what? What happened?’

I read further and found that for much of the time I’d been a fan of his work, he’d been privately battling cancer.  What a selfless hero, not only on screen but also in private.  In 2018, he took time to visit terminally ill fans at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  An incredible role model, not only to the children he visited that day, but for many other children as well.

Chadwick Boseman visiting children with cancer in 2018 | Image credit: Twitter

Although he played several historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson, in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017), he will undoubtedly and most fondly be remembered for his role as T’Challa, The Black Panther (2018) 

Chadwick Boseman, a silent hero and gone far too soon. He will truly be remembered with great fondness.  Rest well, T’Challa, “Wakanda Forever.”

Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther (2018)
Chadwick Boseman arriving at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (2018).

 

Sad loss

Robin Williams walks the red carpet at the premiere of “Night At The Museum:Battle Of The Smithsonian” at the National Air and Space Museum on May 14, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

…our world lost a great legend today.  My fondest memory of the late great Robin Williams will always be of his character Genie from Disney’s Aladdin. My son was almost a year old when this movie was first released [in November 11, 1992] and it quickly became one of his favorites and mine too!

Mr. Williams has appeared in over 100 films…I guess I’m still a kid at heart because he will live forever in my mind as  “Genie” in one of my favorite films.

R.I.P. Mr. Williams, you are indeed a great loss to us all ❤

D. Linn Whorley

On behalf of onechild1.com R.I.P. Mr. Williams - you will be missed ~ 1951-2014.
On behalf of onechild1.com R.I.P. Mr. Williams – you will be missed ~ 1951-2014.