Fans all around the world have taken to Twitter to mourn the death of beloved actor Chadwick Boseman.
News of Boseman’s death broke on Friday night and since then, fans are sharing their love for the “Black Panther” star on social media, so much so that the tweet sent from his account announcing he had passed is now the most liked tweet of all time.
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
It has 5.7 million likes and 2.9 million retweets and comments.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Besides this, fans are also working on organizing “Black Panther” viewing parties using the hashtag #BlackPanther and #WakandaForever. As a result, Twitter has turned the original “Black Panther” emoji back on to help fans connect and talk about Boseman’s legacy.
Black Panther. Tonight. 8 pm ET.
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) August 29, 2020
— Maya Rupert (@MayaRupert) August 29, 2020
— SneakyArts (@SneakyArts) August 29, 2020
— Chris Evans Fan (@ltsChrisEvans) August 29, 2020
I hope he knew the impact he had on the lives of countless people around the world. I hope he knew how much he was loved and how many people admired his talent. How many people – little boys, little girls, men, women – looked up to him.#ChadwickBoseman #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/erC5PICkcm
— fary (@wazyya) August 29, 2020
Boseman sadly passed away at the age of 43 after a four year battle with colon cancer. He had not spoken publicly of his diagnosis.