Chadwick Boseman dead at 43.
Friday, August 28th, 2020 it is officially confirmed that Chadwick Boston has died, age 43 from colon cancer. The Hollywood star, best known for presenting the image of “black power” in the fictional Wakanda country in the Black Panther movies, went from A-List Star to dead just hours ago.
“It is a sobering reminder that life is fleeting and must be lived with purpose, with clarity, and with intentionality. You have a limited time, a limited time to make a different you want to make, and to leave a legacy that you’d be proud of. Choose wisely and live with purpose.” — Marcus Kaiser, celebrity photographer
So strong on-camera, confident, poised and savvy, Chadwick presented the image of an overcomer. The reality, behind the scenes, however, is that he was dying the entire time. “He shown bright, but briefly,” said video production company, Promise Productions.
The pair got engaged in October 2019, and Chadwick Boseman married (in private) Taylor Simone Ledward shortly before his death, who was at his bedside when he died. The official statement reads:
“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. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time,
Any Esoteric Connections to Chadwick’s Death?
Looking at the Gematria of this situation, we see the interesting info emerge:
CHADWICK BOSEMAN =59
COLON CANCER =59
Dead on 8/28, and the Grmatria of 828 also equals “Black Panther”.
Black Panther Leadership Life Lessons?
The role Chadwick is so known for is of course Marvel’s “Black Panther” character. The character he embodied was ideal in many ways:
1. Caring about others and willing to take action to protect them
2. Daring to confront and disrupt evil. That includes being steadfast, determined and persistent in the face of breakdowns/obstacles and the absence of immediate gratification
3. Finding that dynamic balance between succeeding at both work and personal relationships
4. Despite drama and distractions: keeping the main thing the main thing
5. Focused on being “dangerous for good” — making the right difference
6. A willingness to change, to adapt, and shift to a better strategy
Black Panther Criticism
To be balanced, what are some of the criticisms of the Black Panther movie? Critics say that it is the story of black dis-empowerment. It actually shows people that (the fictional country of Wakanda) cannot make itself great. It relies, literally, on its greatness being “dropped in its lap”. The vibranium at the core of its greatness literally happens to fall from the sky into their nation. They were the poster country for being ENTITLED — enjoying benefits that did not come from true inner virtue, hard work, or some inherent goodness, but rather has to come from some magical external source.
This “greatness”, this vibranium, is not something they use for the good of others. They withhold it. They horde it. They exemplify selfishness, and they spend a lot of energy to justify that selfishness. They are the most racist nation of all.
And to be fair, a good part of the movie is confronting that stance and, not the country as a whole, but the Black Panther King (played by Chadwick) makes a unilateral movie (along with his love-interest to a degree) to shift from hording to sharing. To be much less selfish and to realize an important spiritual truth: you are only blessed so that you can BE a blessing to others.
How did Chadwick Boseman want to be remembered?
Given his fighting cancer for the past 4 years, after his diagnosis at state level III, several of Boseman’s recent films were shot during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. His winsome smile hid the struggle and physical pain behind the scenes.
First, of all Chadwick did not want his death to be romanticized. He died of the same disease that claimed Farrah Fawcett (June 25, 2009) and thousands of others.
Second, Chadwick did follow most of his dreams, not all of them, mind you, but many, nevertheless. He wanted to be remembered as not staying on the sidelines, not waiting for the perfect moment to go for it, but to make the most of the present situation — flaws and all — and live from possibility, not fear. He IS virtuous for not exploiting his cancer for pity, for not adopting a victim mindset — kudos!
He will be missed by those close to him, and of course, his many fans. Where is he in the afterlife? Only God knows. What we do know is that regardless of how much popularity of acclaim we achieve in this brief life, sooner or later, one way or another, we must give it up. So let’s end with the famous words of Jim Elliott:
He is no fool who gives away what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose!
Still others speculate on darker forces at work:
Chadwick Boseman, the actor in Black Panther, was poisoned at the hospital he was being treated at. He represented black strength and power. His cancer growth was a BENIGN TUMOR and was told he would return to work before long. Do the math! — Ismail Raygal