I met this person, who is this wonderful man, and he then ended up being a global superstar.
And really, after Black Panther came out, it really did happen overnight.
I can’t believe that… I can’t believe that I was so lucky.
I can’t believe that I got to love this person, and I also got them to love me too.
It has been the most challenging two years I’ve ever had in my life.
Some days I’m doing worst than I’m really willing to acknowledge, and other days I’m doing better than I feel comfortable admitting.
Simone revealed Chadwick’s condition spiraled during the COVID pandemic, which made it a lot easier to keep his condition hidden from the media because everyone was at home with their family.
Chadwick passed in 2020 after a four-year hard-fought battle with colon cancer.
He was 43 years old.
Simone Boseman accepted the Golden Globe on her late husband’s behalf for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Howard University, Chadwick’s alma mater, honored him by naming their recently re-established fine arts program in his honor.
His legacy is also being kept alive through a scholarship program, and the first graduating Bozeman scholar of the first graduating class of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts graduated last year.
See more of the interview Friday (November 4) at 8/7c as part of 20/20 Presents “Black Panther: In Search of Wakanda.”
We send our prayers of strength and peace to the beautiful Simone Boseman as she continues to grieve the loss of her husband, our first Black Marvel superhero.