Disney Plus released the ABC news special Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute For A King to pay tribute to the Black Panther star. Fans can now stream the Special Edition of 20/20 which revolves around Chadwick Boseman’s Career and legacy
Prior to Chadwick Boseman’s Disney Plus tribute, Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King – A Special Edition of 20/20 hosted by Robin Roberts originally aired on ABC on August 30, after the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman was announced on August 28. ABC had said in an official description, “the special celebrates Boseman’s storied life, legacy and career, and the cultural imprint he made on- and off-screen.”
Chadwick Boseman’s Disney Plus Tribute Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute For A King also features emotional words from several people who have known the actor through the length of his career or otherwise. The list of people includes his fellow actors, co-stars like Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr, political figures and people who knew him before he attained stardom.
The special can be found in the ‘extras’ section of Chadwick Boseman’s most iconic movie Black Panther where he played the role of King T’Challa on Disney Plus.
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute For A King now on Disney Plus also shines a light on Chadwick Boseman’s quiet four-year-long battle with Colon Cancer.
On Friday, August 28 his family announced that actor Chadwick Boseman had died at the age of 43 after fighting a four-year-long battle against cancer. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” they wrote in a statement on his twitter account “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much”
“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,” read the statement
It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”