BY: FOIBE SHAHEPA
A cross-spectrum of Namibian celebrities and eminent persons have joined a sea of fans pouring their tribute to America blockbuster actor, Chadwick Boseman.
He passed away in the wee hours of today at the age of 43 after a four year battle with colon cancer.
Chadwick rose to fame for his lead role in the movie, The Black Panther where he became a very rare and most celebrated Black superhero.
Leading the pack of celebrities in mourning Chadwick was Namibian musician Lazarus shiimi, alias, Gazza said though painful death was a way for everyone.
“It’s sad to see that he won’t make another movie for us to enjoy, sorry to his family for the loss but God’s timing is different from ours, for me it’s a reminder of how unpredictable this year is and it keeps going, keeping us on our toes but brighter days are coming for it is during the darkest hour that the dawn breaks, ” Shiimi said.
Prominent make-up artist Hannah Nangula took to social media to express her emotion saying wrote of his passing saying “… my son looks up to him. My son even calls himself black panther and wanted me to travel to America to go see him.
But he is very talented, and may his soul Rest In Peace.
Designer Leah Misika posted her tribute on social media saying “To be an artist is a create something so true, people have to believe it. Chadwick Boseman has put out a lot of great work over the years, but it was his role in Black Panther that truly defined him for me. Black Panther changed the perception of Africa and spoke the truth without offending anyone. It was something that needed to be seen even in fantasy. To have the whole world longing to exist in a place called Wakanda – that is true art. He has left us early, but his contribution will forever be ingrained in our minds and heart. Wakanda Forever has become a mantra for ‘African Excellence’ and every time we utter those word; he lives again”.
Comedy guru Mitch said “ This is a bad loss man, he was about to run the comic con world … Boseman was even supposed to play the black Samurai warrior, I hope they finished that movie though, man this is really really bad …we lost a black king he was a real superhero.
Musician Tulisan described Boseman’s death as devastating.
“ I witnessed strength and honour with the movie’s he gave us. May he rest in eternal glory, ” he said.