Black Panther's Chadwick Boseman’s final tweet is Twitter’s most-liked post of all time
The final tweet posted to Chadwick Boseman's Twitter account sharing the news of his passing is now the most liked tweet of all time, according to entertainment news websites Hollywood Reporter and Variety.
Twitter made the announcement on their official account on Saturday afternoon (Aug 29), following the shocking death of Boseman on Friday night (Aug 28) due to colon cancer.
"Fans are coming together on Twitter to celebrate the life of Chadwick Boseman, and the Tweet sent from his account last night is now the most Liked Tweet of all time on Twitter," the company said in a statement. "Fans are also working to organize Black Panther Twitter watch parties using BlackPanther and WakandaForever (hastags), so Twitter has turned the original BlackvPanther emoji back on so fans can watch and talk about his legacy together."
Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his wife and other family members, at the age of 43 after a four-year struggle with colon cancer.
The final tweet from the star's account detailed Boseman's cancer diagnosis and a statement from the actor's family.
“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,” the tweet announced.
According to Variety, the most-liked tweet on Twitter previously was from former U.S. President Barack Obama, who shared the Nelson Mandela quote, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.” The tweet was posted on Aug. 12, 2017, the same day as the deadly Charlottesville car attack in the U.S. at a protest against white supremacists.
After Boseman’s death, Obama posted a heartfelt tribute to the actor.
“Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson,” the former U.S. president wrote. “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.”