Cancer death at 43 Chadwick Bosemans last tweet pulverized Barack Obamas Twitter record

Cancer death at 43: Chadwick Boseman’s last tweet pulverized Barack Obama’s Twitter record

The unexpected and premature death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman seems to affect more people than most celebrity deaths. This is at least supported by the record level of participation in social media.

After the death of Chadwick Boseman (“42”, “Get On Up”, “Avengers 4”), who died of cancer last Friday at the age of only 43, his family made a statement on the actor’s Twitter account on the death of the MCU star, which was completely unexpected for many outsiders. After less than seven hours, the text was the most liked tweet in the history of the social media platform:

After less than seven hours, the text was the most liked tweet in the history of the social media platform:

pic.twitter.com/aZ2JzDf5ai— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020

pic.twitter.com/aZ2JzDf5ai

The statement in German:

The statement in German:

It is with indescribable pain that we confirm that Chadwick Boseman has passed away.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016. He’s struggled for the past four years as the cancer progressed to Stage IV.

A true fighter, Chadwick put up with it all and brought you lots of the movies you love. “Marshall”, “Da 5 Bloods”, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and other films were shot during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy treatments.

It was a special honor in 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 respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Twitter congratulates

On the same day, the tweet had more than 5.6 million likes (which always sounds a bit strange with an obituary) and more than 2.9 million retweets. The previous record holder, Barack Obama, was surpassed within less than seven hours – whereupon Twitter itself announced the record: “The most liked tweet of all time. A tribute worthy of a king.

This surpassed the previous record holder, Barack Obama, within less than seven hours

Most liked tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King.

Most liked tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King.

Currently (August 31, 8 a.m.), the tweet on Chadwick Boseman’s account is already 7.3 million likes. The previous record tweet, which had 4.3 million likes, comes from former US President Barack Obama – from August 13, 2017:

even with 7.3 million likes.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion …” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion …” pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm

Incidentally, Barack Obama was also one of the many, many celebrities who expressed their grief over the death of Chadwick Boseman on social networks. Obama posted a photo of the Black Panther star’s visit to the White House: “Chadwick came to the White House to work with children while he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could immediately see how blessed he was. He was young, talented and black – and he used this power to give the children a hero to look up to. And that while he was suffering all this pain – what a commitment. “

So Obama posted a photo of a visit by the “Black Panther” star to the White House:

Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years. https://t.co/KazXV1e7l7— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 29, 2020

Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years. https://t.co/KazXV1e7l7

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