Forever in her coronary heart. During the “Stand Up to Cancer” televised special on Saturday, August 21, the late Chadwick Boseman was honored with a particular tribute by his spouse, Taylor Simone Ledward.
The late actor’s widow, 30, sang an emotional rendition of “I’ll Be Seeing You” throughout the telethon.
“We are honored to have Chadwick’s wife #SimoneBoseman here tonight,” the official SU2C Twitter account posted at the time, alongside a snap of her quantity. “Her incredibly powerful performance reminds us that we all have heroes in our lives. Now is the time to Stand Up for them and with them.”
Before Ledward took the stage throughout the televised fundraising particular, occasion cohost Anthony Anderson launched her with a candy tribute to the late actor of his personal.
“Many of us were devastated to learn of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing after he privately grappled with cancer for several years,” the Black-ish star, 51, stated throughout the broadcast. “The world lost an incredible artist and a true hero. But before he was a public figure, he was a person like you or me, a son, a brother, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, husband. Many of us are all too familiar with the fracture a dearly loved one’s passing leaves in the lives of those who love them.”
He concluded his speech, “Here to perform a song about living with the reality of loss and finding a way forward is Chadwick’s wife, Simone.”
The Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom star died in August 2020 at the age of 43 following his battle with colon most cancers, which he saved a secret whereas persevering with to work as an actor. His publicist confirmed to Us Weekly at the time that he battled the illness for years earlier than his loss of life, because it progressed from stage III in 2016 to stage IV.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm that passing of Chadwick Boseman,” a press release launched on his Instagram learn. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”
Following his loss of life, the Marshall actor gained a posthumous Golden Globe trophy for his function in Netflix’s adaptation of the famed August Wilson play.
In response, Ledward delivered a shifting speech about her husband throughout the February 2021 ceremony. “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors,” she tearfully throughout the broadcast. “He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that amplifies that little voice inside of all of us. … I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love.”
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