“And the next day he passed away.
In August, the world was shocked to learn that Chadwick Boseman had passed away at the age of 43, after being diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.
The tributes haven’t stopped from fans and celebrities since then. Now Chadwick’s brothers remember the deceased actor and share what their brother looked like before he died.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Chadwick’s older brother Derrick Boseman, a pastor from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, shared his latest conversation with the Black Panther star and it’s powerful.
According to Derrick, Chadwick was steadfast in his faith even during his illness, and “never stopped” saying “hallelujah” during prayer calls with his family after his cancer diagnosis.
The day before he died, Derrick says Chadwick told him, “Man, I’m on the fourth quarter, and I need you to get me out of the game.”
Derrick says he asked Chadwick what he wanted to say, but later realized he was tired and ready to rest. “When he told me this, I changed my prayer from ‘God heal him, God save him’ to ‘God your will be done’.
“And the next day he passed away,” Paster Boseman recalls.
Elsewhere in the interview, Derrick said his late brother was “an inspiration” and “showed you can come from [South Carolina] and become anything. ”
“Chad was good,” said Pastor Boseman. He also revealed that Chadwick used to sit and draw pictures of people in his youth. “He’s probably the most gifted person I’ve ever met,” he says.
“He always did his best,” recalls Chadwick’s other brother, Kevin. “His best was amazing.”
Read the full interview with the Chadwick brothers here.
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