Chadwick Boseman’s widow delivers a touching speech on his behalf on the Gotham Awards
During a speech she gave at the 2021 Gotham Awards, Chadwick Boseman‘s wife paid tribute to the beloved late actor. Check out what she has to say!
As you may know, the ceremony took place practically earlier today and Chadwick Boseman was awarded the Actor Tribute posthumously.
In addition, his co-star in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his last project before his death, Viola Davis, also received the Actress Tribute!
Chadwick was also nominated for Best Actor for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but that award eventually went to Sound of Metal’s Riz Ahmed, who also featured and praised Chadwick in his acceptance speech.
Taylor Simone Ledward, Chadwick’s widow, accepted the award on his behalf and she remembered him in a touching speech.
The Black Panther actor tragically died in August, aged just 43, after years of secretly battling colon cancer.
As an artist, actor, and person, Chad practiced speaking the truth. He’s the most honest person I’ve ever met. Because he didn’t just stop telling the truth, he actively sought it – in himself, in others, and in the moment. The truth can be very easy for the self to avoid, but unless one lives in the truth it is impossible to live in accordance with a divine purpose for your life. And so it became how he lived his life day after day. Imperfect but determined, ”she said.
She went on to share that his philosophy helped the late actor “give himself fully to every moment to be fully present in his own life and in the lives of the people he became”.
Find out more about Ledward throughout the speech!