Statement confirming the Black Panther star’s death from cancer has more than 7m ‘likes’, as tributes continue to pour in for actor
The final tweet from the account of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has become the most-liked post in Twitter history.
The social media company’s official feed announced the news. The original message – posted on Saturday and confirming Boseman’s death from cancer aged 43 – currently has more than 7m “likes”. (The previous most-liked tweet was by Barack Obama, with 4.3m.)
Boseman, who starred in Da 5 Bloods and Marshall as well as Black Panther, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. The post said that his most famous roles were “filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy”.