Kevin Boseman dedicated a post to his brother for the performance in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.”
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Chadwick Boseman received a nomination for his performance in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” (Photo: NETFLIX)
Kevin Boseman, brother of the late Chadwick Boseman, has lived through bittersweet days after the death of his younger brother . This past Thursday it was announced that Chadwick was nominated for the Gotham Awards for his performance in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” , for which his brother paid him a tribute.
Through his Instagram account, Kevin shared a story and a post in which he made reference to the recent nomination. In his story, the actor also revealed that the recognition was somewhat “bittersweet”, while in his publication he decided to dedicate a more extensive message.
“I had to sit with this for a couple of days. After screening this with him, I told him that I was about to get all the nominations and … I was so faithful that I would be here to live this moment. Congratulations, little brother, ”he wrote.
“Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,” which is based on August Wilson's 1982 play of the same name, was Chadwick's last film.
In the film, the actor played a troubled trumpeter named Levee, who is vying for his own place in the world of music. Netflix recently released the first trailer for the film, showing Boseman in his latest role , as Marvel denied any possibility of the actor being replaced in a special effects performance .
Kevin Boseman congratulated his younger brother (Photo: Instagram @ kevinboseman)
Hope in difficult times
Just a few months after his brother's death, Kevin revealed in late October that he too was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. But he was able to celebrate because he had already been in remission for two years.
“ I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. I'm in remission! You read well. I wanted to share it because while it has been a year of deep loss and tragedy for many of us, this is good news . Something to smile about. Something to shout ”, commented the choreographer in his stories.
In addition to this, the actor used both his situation and his brother's to encourage the public to get checkups and to have an early detection of cancer.
“ Tomorrow is not promised and early detection saves lives. Health is wealth, true wealth, ”he wrote.
Kevin revealed that he also suffered from cancer (Photo: Instagram @ kevinboseman)
On August 28 it was confirmed that the protagonist of “Black Panther” had died at 43 years old. His family confirmed the sad news through the interpreter's social networks.
” It is with immeasurable pain that we confirm the death of Chadwick Boseman, ” the statement said.
According to it, Boseman has been diagnosed with stage III colon cancer since 2016. During the last four years, the disease progressed to the last stage, however, the actor never made public his health.
The actor was so dedicated to his work that he decided to continue working and giving performances of iconic characters . “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the movies that you have come to love so much,” revealed his family.
Boseman passed away on August 28 (Photo: Jean-Baptiste LACROIX / AFP)
But, according to the statement, it was “the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in 'Black Panther.' The Boseman family appreciated the love and prayers.
People magazine reported that the death certificate reported that Boseman was buried on Sept. 3 in the Wellbeing Baptist Church cemetery in Belton, South Carolina .