In a touching speech, Simone Ledward Boseman speaks out for the first time since her husband’s death.
The Gotham Independent Awards posthumously awarded Chadwick Boseman the Tribute award during the annual ceremony dedicated to indie filmmakers.
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“He is the most honest person I’d ever met,” said Simone in her moving tribute to the “Black Panther” star. “The truth can be a very easy thing for the self to avoid. But if one does not live in truth, then it’s impossible to live life. So it became how he lived his life, day in and day out.”
Through tears, Simone continued speaking about Boseman’s character.
“Imperfect but determined. He was blessed to live many lives within his concentrated one,” she says [said]. “He developed his understanding of what it meant to be the one, the none and the all. ‘A vessel to be poured into and out of,’ he’d said.”
Lastly, she reflected on his ability to let go and allow God to lead.
“He harnessed the power of letting go, and letting God’s love shine through,” expressed Simone. “He realized that when one is able to recognize that when their strength does not come from themself, they rarely mess up. That’s what he was doing when he was acting. Modeling for us a path to true fulfillment.
“May we not let his conviction be in vain,” she said. “May our spirits be fertile soil for God’s wisdom to fall upon. So thank you. Praise God.”
We can certainly see Chadwick’s light shining through his wife. We lift her up in prayer as she continues the journey to healing.