Th king is dead. Long live the king! Chadwick Boseman, who played Black Panther, the King of Wakanda in the Marvel movies, has tragically passed away following a battle with colon cancer. As fans and the entertainment community alike mourn his death, stories of his grit have been pouring out.

Writer Matt Jacobs just posted a snippet of an interview he conducted with Boseman in 2017, and the replies have just taken on so much more meaning and gravitas.

Referring to Boseman’s gruelling work schedule, Matt states that he’s been through a lot, to which the reply was a foreboding ‘You don’t even know’.

At the time, none of us had any idea he was also battling cancer alongside doing all these movie projects. This answer in itself now stands as a sign of things to come.

NY Times

But perhaps the most gut-wrenching part of the exchange is Chadwick stating, ‘One day I’ll live to tell the story’. 

That, tragically, did not come to pass. But his legacy will live on, and the replies to this post are testament to that.

Rest in power, King!