9/10/2020, 6 p.m.
Re “Chadwick Boseman, who brought icons to life on the silver screen, dies at 43,” Free Press Sept. 3-5 edition:
Chadwick Boseman died at the young age of 43 from colon cancer.
He loved his craft, people and life in general.
Some of his most beloved movies were “Black Panther;” “42,” as Jackie Robinson; “Marshall,” as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall; and “Get On Up,” as James Brown.
Mr. Boseman lived his life to the fullest, even though he was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. He did not let taking chemo- therapy or surgery slow him down. He continued to visit children at various hospitals with serious illnesses, including cancer.
In my opinion, Mr. Boseman kept his cancer a secret because he was not looking for sympathy or distraction from his acting roles. He continued to live his life normally as he possibly could under these extreme circumstances. He knew he was a role model for many so he played that part to the bitter end.
He was young when he died, but he did so much in a short period of time.
King, your work is now done on Earth, so you will now receive your heavenly reward. No more pain and suffering in silence. Thanks for the memories. Rest in peace.
ERNEST PARKER JR.