“He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going,” Ledward said during Sunday night’s ceremony. “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”
Boseman died in late August of cancer at the age of 43. In a statement, the actor’s family disclosed that he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 and had been quietly battling the disease ever since.
In the four years after his diagnosis, which came just after his star-making first appearance as T’Challa/Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” Boseman endured what his family said were “countless surgeries and chemotherapy,