Late actor Chadwick Boseman was honored by his wife Simone Ledward and black-ish actor Anthony Anderson during the Stand Up to Cancer fundraising telethon event.
Aimed to celebrate thirteen years of cancer research, the event, held on Saturday, includes performances and performances from well-known names in Hollywood such as Chris Evans, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Cecily Strong, Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms and Tony Hale. Were. Report hollywoodreporter.com.
During the show, Anderson said, “Many of us are devastated to learn of the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman after a personal battle with cancer for many years.”
“The world has lost an incredible artist and a true hero. But before he was a public figure, he was a person like you or me, a son, a brother, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, husband. Many of us are all too familiar with this fracture as the passing leaves in the life of a loved one who loved them.”
He introduced Boseman’s wife Simone, who performed I Will Be Seeing You, a song about living with the reality of loss.
Boseman died of colon cancer in August last year. He was 43 years old.
The 2021 Stand Up to Cancer Telethon was co-hosted by Anderson, Ken Jeong, and their wife, physician Tran Ho, who shared the story of their own breast cancer diagnosis and Sofia Vergara’s.
The cast included Stevie Wonder, Common and Brittany Howard, the latter of whom dedicated her performance to her late sister Jaime.
Matthew McConaughey made an appearance and shared a personal story of losing a friend and mentor to cancer, tagging it as “this cursed disease.”