A King’s Playlist: Remembering Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman, a true Superhero and King, will reign forever.
2020 has been a trailer of tragic news, one right after another. And when Chadwick Boseman’s Instagram announced that he had passed, there was an outpour of sadness, and pain from the loss of a true icon.
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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Photo Credit: @samjonespictures
In the short career Boseman had, he became the face of hope and resilience for black, men, women, and children worldwide. His greatest role as the first black superhero, The Black Panther, was one that will be celebrated across generations and will exasperate the elegance and grace he’s left behind.
But before Boseman filled this noble role he was in plenty of others, and these are just a few songs that commemorate his spirit and will lift you up as a true King is put to rest.
Madison Hunt is an aspiring music journalist from Washington DC. Her love for music started at a young age, having played the percussion since the fourth grade, music has always been a huge part of her life. She has an extensive resume writing for local publications within the metropolitan area. Her hopes are to highlight the potential of the DMV music market, as well as, create impactful stories surrounding the progression of the music industry. She specializes in covering neo-soul events and musicians. Some of her favorite musicians include Lauryn Hill, India Arie, SZA, John Legend, Musiq Soulchild, and more.