Chadwick Boseman Family Tells How the ‘Black Panther’ Star Was Anchored by Faith

Chadwick Boseman has died

Chadwick Boseman is missed by millions but his family feels the pain like no one else can imagine.

Boseman’s two older brothers spoke to The New York Times about the actor’s legacy and what Chad, as they affectionately called him, meant to them.

“Chad was gifted,” said his brother, Pastor Derrick Boseman, 54, who said when his youngest sibling was a child, he could sit and draw anyone. “He’s probably the most gifted person I’ve ever met.”

Boseman passed away from cancer in August at just 43 years old. He was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 and still went on to play the lead in one of the biggest films in history, Black Panther. The actor also played legacy characters like James Brown in Get On Up, Jackie Robinson in 42, and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. 

His last movie role in will be in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom debuting on Netflix Dec. 18.

“A lot of people think making it means becoming an A-list movie star,” said his other brother, Kevin Boseman, 48. “I didn’t force that. I just knew that if Chad wanted to work in the arts, he would find a way and take care of himself.”

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