Since the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, millions have written tributes to the star.
And how his hometown has revealed plans to erect a statue in his honor...
The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman shocked us all.
But since the tragic news was released, his social media pages have been inundated with tributes.
But he has left behind some amazing content to remember him by...
Black Pather completely revolutionized the film industry.
We'd never seen anything like this before.
And even outside of the storyline, this movie broke barriers.
via: IMDBWith black talent spread across the entire cast and production, Black Panther became more than just a social talking point. It became an artistic celebration of black culture.
In the past, we have struggled to see such overwhelming representation.
via: IMDBThe genre typically upholds traditional superhero visuals, as seen with Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman, just to name a select few...
But Black Panther saw a whole new story brought to life.
And one of the main reasons for this was the cast members...
But the star of the show was none other than Chadwick Boseman.The Guardian described him as a man who is helping to "[open] up people's minds."
The forty-two-year-old played the main character, Black Panther.
That's why he talked about the pressure that came about with such a big role.
via: IMDBHe explained how most of it was "brought on himself." "It’s not like it’s actually coming from outside. I think we all placed that pressure on ourselves with this cos we knew what the opportunity was. Everyone knew this was something that had not been done before."
"So you have to get it right."
Even though Boseman seemed pretty happy and excitable on his socials, fans pointed out that he didn't look well in more recent times...
Lots of people sent him well-wishes...
Like this user.
Praying for Chadwick Boseman’s health. The internet is ignorant and ill-bred.— Firecracker (@Firecracker)1587023176.0
Others defended his privacy...
Fans helpfully pointed out that Boseman was not a public person when it came to revealing personal details.
Chadwick Boseman does not strike me as one who likes intrusions, so invading his privacy by sliding into his commen… https://t.co/f7TNoza5iY— Maco (@Maco)1587037520.0
But then it all made sense when the announcement was made...
The late actor has left us with incredible movies to cement his legacy in the industry.
via: GettyAnd as a tribute to the star, his hometown is hard at work on a statue in his honor.
A Change.org petition has seen an influx of signatures calling for the statue to replace a Confederate memorial currently in front of the city's courthouse.
Despite the petition gaining steam, it could only go-ahead with a two-thirds vote from the state legislature.
Let’s do it South Carolina. Let’s replace a confederate monument with a Chadwick Boseman memorial. Who’s with me? S… https://t.co/DsYWLwzb1P— Danielle Brooks (@Danielle Brooks)1599004762.0
So it's doubtful that'd happen, no matter how many believe it should.
A spokesperson for Mayor Terence Roberts' Office said: "the city is enthusiastically working on a permanent public tribute to honor the late actor."
@thedanieb I'm from Canada, but I signed anyway. It's important that people...especially children have people that… https://t.co/rYNFvmCMgm— Pearson (@Pearson)1599005236.0
The city is already discussing the design proposal with their chosen artist and is currently brainstorming ideas.
It is set to incorporate a mix of sculpture with mural and other art concepts.
@thedanieb @violadavis Superman had the S for hope, Chad had the C courage— wingyfangybeasty, BLM, NHS 💙💙💙 (@wingyfangybeasty, BLM, NHS 💙💙💙)1599012074.0
They don't have the plans completed yet, but has said the piece will be "fit for a king."
They want public input on what they would like to see, to ensure they're doing Chadwick and the city proud.
It’s an honor to have my work featured on the front page of the Post and Courier honoring a South Carolina legend https://t.co/aIHJ0sdzJE— ment nelson (@ment nelson)1599057639.0