While 43-year-old Hollywood actor Chadwick Bosman, who lost his life due to bowel cancer a day ago, set many records in his life, the news of his death also set a unique record.
Chadwick Bosman died at his residence on August 29 after battling cancer for several years, and the news of his death was confirmed on his Twitter account. A tweet from his family regarding the death of Chadwick Bosman shared a black and white photo of the actor, as well as a brief note on his illness, life and character.
The news shared by the actor's family on his Twitter account went viral as soon as it was seen and the tweet was liked nearly 7 million times in a few hours.
The official Twitter handle of Twitter tweeted that Chadwick Bosman's death tweet became the most liked tweet ever. Chadwick Bosman's tweet was also shared. Chadwick Bosman's tweet was liked 6.6 million times by 3 pm on August 30, while it was retweeted 2.1 million times.
Thousands of people commented on Chadwick Bosman's tweet, expressing deep sorrow and surprise at his death, wondering how the actor died suddenly. The news of Chadwick Bosman's death came as a big surprise to people because he had never talked about his illness and most of his fans were unaware of his illness.
In his death tweet, his family said that the actor had been diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer in 2016 and was seen shooting movies while undergoing treatment for the disease. Interestingly, Chadwick Bosman's most successful and most popular Hollywood film 'Black Panther' was also shot after he was diagnosed with the disease and it was released in 2018.
Chadwick Bosman played the lead role of 'Black Panther' in the said film and he had also acted in several films before that.
He has also starred in a few biographical films of actors, politicians and black human rights activists, and has acted in a total of just a dozen films, three of which will be released by next year. Chadwick Bosman made his acting debut in 2003 and initially tried his luck on TV and later appeared in films after 2013.
Chadwick Bosman was not nominated for an Oscar despite playing a role that changed the minds of critics and audiences, such as 'Black Panther', but he did win a few other awards. Prior to Chadwick Bosman's death tweet, the most liked tweet was from former US President Barack Obama on August 13, 2017.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
Barack Obama's tweet conveyed a message of humanity and harmony and shared a photo of himself, in which he was seen smiling black and white children through a window.
Barack Obama sent a message in his tweet that no human being is born with hatred towards another human being on the basis of color, race and religion.
The former US president's tweet has received nearly 4.5 million likes three years later, but Chadwick Bosman's death tweet was liked 6.5 million times in just 24 hours.