Josh Gad has shared his moving final messages from Chadwick Boseman.
The Beauty and the Beast actor broke his Twitter silence to remember Chadwick who passed away after a secret battle with colon cancer. The two starred together in the 2017 film Marshall, the bio of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
Captioning the screenshots, he wrote: "Breaking my twitter silence to share some beauty. This was one of my final texts from the brilliant & once-in-lifetime talent, @chadwickboseman — take this in and celebrate life.
"He knew how precious every moment was. Tonight the Heavens received one of its most powerful angels. (sic)"
In the messages, Chadwick — who died aged 43 — urged Josh to appreciate life and take in nature and what it can offer.
In the lengthy message, he shared: "If you are in Los Angeles, you woke up this morning to the rare and peaceful sound of a steady precipitation ... If you're like me, maybe you looked at the week's forecast and found that it's supposed to rain for three straight days; not without breaks of sunlight and reprieves of moist gloom, but yeah it's gonna be coming down like cats and dogs. Great. We're stuck inside these damn quarantines because of the COVID, and now we can't even get no sun in Cali. Come on now!
"But now that the rain has stopped and today's storm has cleared, I urge you to go outside and take a DEEP breath. Notice how fresh the air is right now, after our skies have had a 3 week break from the usual relentless barrage of fumes from bumper to bumper LA commuters, and now today's rain has given the City of Angels a long overdo and much-needed shower. We should take advantage of every moment we can to enjoy the simplicity of God's creation, whether it be clear skies and sun or clouded over with gloom. And hey, if the air is this clear right now, and it does rain tomorrow, I might even put jars and bins out and catch the rain. Throw that in the water filter and I have a water more alkaline than any bottled brand out there. (sic)"
Breaking my twitter silence to share some beauty. This was one of my final texts from the brilliant & once-in-lifetime talent, @chadwickboseman - take this in & celebrate life. He knew how precious every moment was. Tonight the Heavens received one of its most powerful angels. pic.twitter.com/Hj8Cb1IfZS— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 29, 2020
Meanwhile, the final tweet posted to Chadwick's Twitter accounter is now the most most-liked post in Twitter history.
The tweet announcing Chadwick's death was posted at 10:11 p.m. on Friday (10.11am, Saturday in Singapore), and currently has more than 6 million likes and 2.9 million retweets at the time of this article’s publication.
The previous most-liked tweet on Twitter was from former President Barack Obama, who shared the Nelson Mandela quote, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.” The tweet was posted on Aug. 12, 2017, the same day as the deadly Charlottesville car attack at a protest against white supremacists.
That tweet has 4.3 million likes and 1.6 million retweets. —BANG
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