The tweet has now become the most-liked post in Twitter history with over seven million likes as at the time of filing this report, surpassing Barack Obama‘s 2017 tweet (four million likes) that quoted Nelson Mandela.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the tweet reads.
In a public statement, Twitter made the announcement on Saturday.
“fans are coming together on Twitter to celebrate the life of Chadwick Boseman, and the tweet sent from his account is now the most-liked tweet of all time on Twitter.
“Twitter also reinstated the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in the wake of the star’s death.
“Fans are also working to organize ‘Black Panther’ Twitter watch parties using #BlackPanther and #WakandaForever, so Twitter has turned the original #BlackPanther emoji back on so fans can watch and talk about his legacy together,”.
Recall that the American actor, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise died on Friday, August 28, after a four-year battle with colon cancer. The 43-year-old died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.
The social media company confirmed the accolade on its own account, with the caption: “Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever.”
Twitter also brought back the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in honor of the late actor.
See the tweets below,
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor and producer. He was famous for his role as ‘King of Wakanda’ in the ‘Black Panther Movie’, he’s also known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up and Thurgood
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