The actress joined the list of celebrities honoring Chadwick Boseman after his shocking death at the age of only 43 and she did it at the very beginning of the MTV VMAs last night! Keke Palmer, just like many others, is mourning the Black Panther actor who lost his private fight with colon cancer after 4 years.
While Keke’s speech was not too long in the opening of the awards show, there is no doubt that it had a huge impact on anyone watching.
‘Before we get into the music tonight, we need to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion is a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered. We dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many. He’s a true hero. Not just on screen but in everything that he did. His impact lives forever,’ she told the audience.
And that was not the only time he was honored during the award show as the network also aired an interview of Boseman’s from the 2018 MTV TV and Movie Awards.
It was rather brief, of course, given the fact that it was put together at the last minute.
One insider shared via E! News that it was all planned in the ‘11th hour’ right before the show.
The source also mentioned that Chadwick would also be acknowledged during the MTV VMAs’ In Memoriam segment, which he was.
The shocking passing of Chadwick Boseman was confirmed by his family on August 28, finally also revealing his long battle with cancer.
The sad announcement reads, in part that ‘A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. All were filmed during and between many surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his whole career to bring King T’Challa to life for Black Panther.’