Late Chadwick Boseman Wins “Hero For The Ages” Award
MTV Honored The Late Actor With The Biggest Award
The late Chadwick Boseman was honored at MTV Movie & TV Awards. The "Black Panther" actor, who fought a long battle with cancer and eventually passed away last August posthumously, received the Hero for the Ages award, presented by fellow Marvel stars Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr.
"The second you first saw him on screen or had the opportunity to meet him in person, his energy and intensity was undeniable," Downey Jr. said in his speech. "There was something different and special about Chadwick Boseman."
Don Cheadle couldn’t help but reminiscence about Chadwick and his aura while shooting, “Each time he stepped on the set, he inspired and influenced everyone there and with every role, he created a new legion of fans. He had an incredible power to unify people and their love for his work and their respect for him as a person. The way he lived his life united people behind a higher purpose, and that will be his legacy."
"He brought humanity and truth to the portrayal of people who felt larger than life," Cheadle added, "and he did it in a way that honored their memories."
Boseman was only 43 when he died after a private battle with colon cancer. Although his career was cut short, he left behind an incredible legacy on screen.
He starred in numerous films and played many iconic characters, including Jackie Robinson in the film "42," James Brown in "Get On Up" and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall."