Chadwick Boseman’s brothers, Pastor Derrick Boseman and Kevin Boseman have now opened up about their grief more than a month after the actor died.
In interviews with the New York Times, the late actor’s older brothers spoke lovingly about him.
The star actor best known for portraying the role of king T’Challa in Black Panther died of colon cancer on Aug. 28 at age 43 after battling it privately for four years as it progressed to stage IV.
In their last conversation Chadwick – who they affectionately called Chad – told Pastor Derrick: ‘Man, I’m in the fourth quarter, and I need you to get me out of the game.’
While Pastor Derrick asked what that meant, he quickly realised that Chadwick was ‘ready to go’ after growing tired with the cancer fight.
‘When he told me that, I changed my prayer from, “God heal him, God save him”, to “God, let your will be done”.
‘And the next day he passed away,’ Pastor Derrick said.
He added: ‘No matter what he was going through, he always said, “Hallelujah”. He never stopped saying it.’
Kevin also said: ‘I have been trying to remember Chad and not Chadwick. And there’s just been a lot of Chadwick in the air.’
Kevin also remembered the time when his brother’s stardom was on the rise. ‘You have to start sharing that person with the world; I always endeavored to just treat him like my brother,’ he said.