Roommates, Chadwick Boseman touched many lives over the course of his career, and his passing was not only a tragedy, but a source of inspiration, as none of his fans nor his peers knew he was creating greatness while fighting cancer.
Chadwick’s hometown, Anderson, SC, is reportedly working to have a statue of the late actor built and placed permanently in the city. A spokesperson for Mayor Terence Roberts’ office in Anderson tells TMZ that the city has already contacted an artist, and brainstorming on how to honor Chadwick in the best way has already begun.
As we previously reported, residents of the city have created a petition via Change.org to have the Chadwick statue replace a Confederate statue in front of the city’s courthouse, which may be out of the Mayor’s control. Due to state policy, the removal of a Confederate memorial must be voted on by the state legislature.
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TSR STAFF: Danielle J! @prettyaries16 ____________________ #Roommates, following his heart-breaking death late last week, the tributes to #ChadwickBoseman have continued to pour in—but a potential honor from his hometown could be the biggest yet. A petition created for a statue of Chadwick Boseman to be built in his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina has reached over 17,000 signatures. ____________________ @Variety reports, a petition calling for a statue of Chadwick Boseman in his hometown to replace a Confederate memorial in Anderson, South Carolina reached its goal of 17,000 signatures earlier this week. Now, given the overwhelming support, the organizers have pushed for a new goal of 25,000 signatures. ______________________ “The Confederate Monument belongs in a museum but has no right to be displayed there,” the petition reads. “I believe the community should come together to honor someone from Anderson, South Carolina, that was able to change the movie industry. [Chadwick Boseman] opened many doors for many young Black people with his leading roles in movies such as ‘Black Panther’ or ‘Marshall.’ It is only natural that his hometown honors what-Click The Link In Bio To Read More! 📸: (@gettyimages)
Chadwick’s team confirmed his passing via his social media accounts, expressing the loss that they felt, as well as the impact his passing would have on Black culture.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Botttom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.”
We continue to send thoughts and prayers to Chadwick’s loved ones during this difficult time, Roomies.
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