Chadwick Boseman

Stevie Wonder honors the Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

The popular musician considers Boseman's death another challenging tragedy in this difficult year. Stevie Wonder said he admires the star. Scroll down to read what he said.

By  Charles Lorenz
  • The American actor portrayed many historical figures: Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42, James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and in 2017 he played Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.
  • But it would be his role as Black Panther superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that would make him an international star.
  • Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and progressed to stage IV.
  • The actor passed in his home, with his wife and family by his side. He was 43.
Chadwick Boseman passed away on August 28th 2020

On Saturday, August 29th Wonder told the Detroit Free Press during an interview from his LA home, that he had met the actor after an event where the musician told Boseman he related to his artistic approach. "The way he became the voice of the character was incredible, like his whole soul was inside." He said he identified with Boseman because "part of my doing different songs and singing different ways is sort of becoming the character of the song. You have to be what you are in." 

Boseman was among many stars who participated in Wonder's "The Dream Still Lives" video in 2018, which commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Watch the video below.

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