The final tweet posted to Chadwick Boseman’s account is now the most-liked post in Twitter history.
The tweet was a black and white photo of the star, along with an official announcement of his death from colon cancer.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Twitter also made the announcement via tweet, referring to it as “A tribute fit for a King.”
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
Boseman was known for a number of roles, including that of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel was among those posting tributes in the wake of his death.
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/YQMrEJy90x
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 29, 2020
Respect was also paid by Marvel Comics’ rival, DC Comics.
To a hero who transcends universes. Wakanda Forever. Rest in Power Chadwick. pic.twitter.com/F5YhIbK4wg
— DC (@DCComics) August 29, 2020
Twitter also reinstated the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in the wake of the star’s death.