Chadwick Boseman’s wife delivers powerful, emotional speech at Golden Globe Awards - GulfToday

Chadwick Boseman’s wife delivers powerful, emotional speech at Golden Globe Awards

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Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman, right, accepts the award for best actor on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman. AP

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Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward delivered an emotional speech while accepting the late actor’s Golden Globe.

Boseman won the best actor for 1920s blues drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," six months after his death from cancer at age 43.

Chadwick 1 Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." AP

Ledward, appearing via video link, said: “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”

Fighting back tears, she continued: “I don’t have his words but we have to take all the moment to celebrate all we love, so thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that.”

Boseman, who inspired audiences around the world in his role as a Black superhero in the Marvel film “Black Panther,” had been diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, but chose not to make the news public.

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A statement posted on the actor’s Twitter account on Friday called him “a true fighter” and said he had “persevered through it all”.

He quietly married Ledward in the final months of his life, according to The Independent. 

Ledward has been widely praised for her speech.

One social media user wrote, “The strength and grace and beauty of Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward, my god.”

Another fan of Boseman shared his photo and captioned it with a heartwarming message, “Wow. That emotional acceptance speech by Chadwick Boseman's widow Taylor Simone Ledward at #GoldenGlobes was just incredibly moving and powerful. Glad as I am to see him get all the roses his legacy deserves, I'm a little sad she has to go through this in every acceptance speech."

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