Late actor, Chadwick Boseman final tweet posted on his profile by his family and featured a monochrome photo of him announcing his death is now the most liked post in Twitter’s history.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
The American actor, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise died suddenly on August 28, age 43, after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
It was posted on August 29 and had received 6.9 million likes at the time of writing.
In a public statement, Twitter noted how “fans are coming together on Twitter to celebrate the life of Chadwick Boseman, and the tweet sent from his account is now the most-liked tweet of all time on Twitter.”
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
The social media giant confirmed the accolade on its own account, with the caption: “Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever.”
Twitter also brought back the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in honor of the late actor.
Currently, Boseman’s tweet has close to six million likes, surpassing Barack Obama‘s 2017 tweet (four million