- Barack Obama marvelled at how young and talented Chadwick was when he was alive
- The former US president said they had a great time when the late star visited White House to work with kids
- The father of two added that the star soldiered through a debilitating illness for four years without complaining
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Former US president Barack Obama is heartbroken after learning of iconic actor Chadwick Boseman’s death.
The leader joined the world in mourning the Wakanda king who died aged 43 through a touching message on social media.
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Obama posted a throwback photo of the Black Panther actor in White House while he was still in office and revealed the star went there to work with some kids.
It was way before he filmed the memorable movie. The former POTUS said he knew right away Chadwick was a blessed young man with too much potential.
“To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain,” the father of two wrote.
Obama who has joined his wife’s quest for activism added that the actor used his years while spreading love and light while in pain.
His followers shed tears when they read the beautiful tribute stating that the thespian was too strong to hide his pain while putting smiles on people’s faces.
The star who was often referred to as the king of Wakanda battled colon cancer for four years in silence.
His family revealed in a painful statement that he sometimes showed up to work after enduring difficult surgeries and chemotherapy sessions.
Through it all, Chadwick never complained.
His passion was to deliver art and touch lives which he did every chance he got to.
The actor passed away surrounded by his wife and family on Friday, August 27.
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