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Brian Miller
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Posted: 29 August 2020 at 5:56am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Yeah John. It was a pleasant surprise when he popped up on that
episode of JUSTIFIED.
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This one hits me in so many ways.

Of late, Chadwick Boseman had become a favorite actor of mine. Loved him in 43 and James Brown biopic.

My little brother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in January 2018. A little over a month before Black Panther was released in the theaters. 

With him being an artist and avid comic book fan (Black Panther, The FF , and Avengers were some of his favorites), one of his biggest wishes was that he got to see the Black Panther (along with Infinity War and Ant-Man/Wasp) before he passed.

We did get to see the Black Panther and loved every minute of it. 

He did not make it to see Infinity War.

With race relations in this country seen at a low point, one of the last things African Americans need right now is that someone who portrayed the first black superhero has fallen to cancer. 

This could be seen as symbolic.

And a VERY FUCKING 2020 thing to happen.

Rest In Power Mr. Boseman (...right over left....)




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David Allen Perrin
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He fought colon cancer for 4 YEARS....and filmed movies...did press promotions...and worked his ass off the entire time.  

A profile in strength.  

An remarkable and talented young man gone far too soon.  

And yes, 2020 has taken far, far too much of its share.
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Shaun Barry
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Boseman as T'Challa was already guaranteed a spot on any proverbial Mt. Rushmore of superhero performances... right up there (for me) with George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Lynda Carter and Chris Evans.  His passing solidifies it for me.  A beautiful, humble yet powerful performance in a beautiful superhero film.

He'll be remembered forever.



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I'm so in shock I don't think I have anything profound to say. Such a sad day.
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Matt, Doug, Tim and I were chatting last night when the news came out...it was
a simultaneous "HOLY SHIT!" moment. Really enjoyed his performances...he
was able to make weaker scripts better, and all indications are that he was a
genuine good guy. Condolences to his family. He crammed a lot of
performance power into a relatively short career.
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RIP.
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Between portraying Jackie Robinson and T'Challa, I feel we were lucky to get
to see such a talent in significant roles. It's so sad that his vast potential was
snuffed out by cancer. How tragic for his entire family to lose him so young
and so full of promise.

As Bob notes, we happened to all be talking when news broke and shared the
shock of it all.






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Brian Floyd
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If you haven't seen MARSHALL, I highly recommend it. Really great cast, and he does a darn fine job of playing a pre-SCOTUS Thurgood Marshall.



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This hit me hard for some reason. 
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I read the news early this AM, and am still reeling from the news.
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