His fans were shocked at the news of Chadwick Boseman’s sudden passing due to colon cancer, which resulted in an outpouring of adoration and tributes to the late actor. Even after his death, Boseman has not been forgotten and continues winning awards with honour.
Even days before D23, it was revealed that alongside people like Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Rob’t Coltrin, and many more, Chadwick Boseman would be a recipient of a Disney Legend Award. Such an award is only immensely given to those who impact Disney’s Legacy.
At D23, the late actor’s brother, Derrick Boseman, accepted the award. When he heard that Disney wanted to honour Chad, Boseman said the first word that came to mind was the word honour.
Boseman highlighted the word and how the dictionary defined it as “a good name.” Then, as a priest, he went to the holy writ, which said, “A good name is relatively chosen over great riches and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”
He also added, lamenting about the passing of his brother as he thought about his brother and this honour that’s being bestowed upon him; he wished he was there to accept the award.
Chadwick’s death has “been a point of immense pain for my whole family,” but he recalled in life that his brother “honoured our parents, how he honoured his family, how he honoured even his friends.”
Boseman even saw how his brother “made sure that his friends also have good careers.” As for careers, when it came to contracts, Chadwick “honored all the contracts that he signed:”
Chadwick’s brother also pointed out that “as he played these roles,” the actor “was taking chemo at the same time. Some of these roles had him doing things that were physical.”
“Chad was an amazing person,” his brother continued. Derrick ends his speech by thanking everyone “for honouring my brother” and saying that their parents should also be legends, as “it takes a king and queen to create a king:”
Some fans might remember Derrick Boseman from nearly two years ago when he commented about how his brother would have felt about T’Challa being recast. However, that topic has long passed, with Marvel Studios confirming that T’Challa will be dead in Wakanda Forever.
As for Boseman’s speech about his brother, it was beautiful to hear how much Chadwick would think about others around him, especially being supportive of his friends and their careers. Everyone will miss Boseman dearly and remember how much he inspired others on and off the screen.