Tweet honoring actor Chadwick Boseman becomes most-liked Twitter post ever

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Published: August 30,2020 11:05 AM
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August 30, 2020: A tweet sent Friday from Chadwick Boseman's Twitter account announcing the actor's death and heralding his perseverance and fighting spirit is now the most-liked tweet ever.

August 30, 2020: A tweet sent Friday from Chadwick Boseman's Twitter account announcing the actor's death and heralding his perseverance and fighting spirit is now the most-liked tweet ever.





"A tribute fit for a king," Twitter's official account said Saturday in announcing the record. "WakandaForever"





The record-breaking tweet from Boseman's account, sent on Friday night at 7:11 p.m. PT, includes a black and white photo of the Black Panther star wearing a broad, radiant grin, with equally smiling eyes. Along with the picture is a statement from Boseman's family sharing that he'd passed away after battling colon cancer for four years.





The actor died on Friday at age 43 in his Los Angeles home alongside his wife and other members of his family, Boseman's publicist, Nicki Fioravante, said in a tweet.



"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," the statement read. "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."