Chadwick Boseman’s Widow Delivers Necessary Speech Whereas Accepting NAACP Picture Award In His Identify
Chadwick Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, again accepted an award on his behalf for his final role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and her speech was, as always, touching and powerful. Check out what she has to say!
As fans know, the late actor won the NAACP Image Award and his widow received it for him.
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While Simone spoke virtually at the event, she delivered a very strong message.
“Thank you to the NAACP Image Awards for always giving him his flowers. He was such an unusual artist and an unusual person. But the way we lost him is not at all unusual. Not in our church. ‘
The Black Panther star died last summer aged just 43 after years of secret battle with cancer.
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With that said, both fans and its Hollywood stars were shocked to hear about it.
Simone continued, “Black people in this country are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and 40 percent more likely to die from it. The age for routine examinations was recently lowered to 45 years. So if you are 45 years or older, just get checked out. Don’t postpone it any longer, please get examined. ‘
She stressed that the disease is indeed beatable, but it’s really important that people are “proactive” so that it can be diagnosed as soon as possible.
“Please, you are so needed and you are so loved. Please take your health into your own hands, ”she asked everyone who intervened.
As mentioned earlier, this is not the first time Simone has received an award in Chadwick’s name after his death.
The actor was also recognized for Best Actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.