Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman has died at age 43 from colon cancer.
The South Carolina native who starred in iconic films like “Black Panther,” “42,” “Get On Up,” “21 Bridges” and most recently, Spike Lee’s Netflix film “Da 5 Bloods,” was diagnosed four years ago and shot seven film projects while battling his illness.
His death has truly impacted the Hollywood community and has caused an uptick in colon cancer awareness.
I didn’t know Boseman well, but we had good moments when we ran into each other.
I met him when he was on the promotional run for “42” and always commended him thereafter for remembering me despite his stardom skyrocketing.
He’d always say, “How could I ever forget you?”
Now I’m saying to Boseman, “How could we ever forget you!!!”
Gone too soon, but a legacy of art that will live on.
I got to speak about his impact during an appearance on the Al Jazeera English Network the night that he passed.
WATCH: Remembering Chadwick Boseman on Al Jazeera English