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Chadwick Boseman’s high school to create a scholarship in his honour

The actor tragically passed away following a private battle with colon cancer

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Chadwick Boseman’s high school will reportedly create a scholarship in his honour.

The Black Panther star tragically passed away aged just 43 following a private battle with colon cancer, and his memory will be honoured by his high school in South Carolina.

Principal Walter Mayfield at T. L. Hanna High School told TMZ that the school will create a grant called the Chadwick Boseman Memorial Scholarship – which will be awarded to one student each year.

The principal told the publication that the goal is to create a sustainable scholarship for years to come, with the school aiming to raise $100k.

Donors are said to have already began reaching out to pledge their support.

The news comes after the mayor of Chadwick’s hometown of Anderson in South Carolina revealed the city would be holding a special remembrance memorial in an outdoor amphitheatre on Thursday.

There will be a screening of Black Panther at the memorial, as well as speeches from the mayor and former classmates – all with social distance guidelines in place.

The 2020 MTV VMAs paid tribute to “true hero” Chadwick on Sunday, with host Keke Palmer opening the show with a touching monologue about the actor.

Keke described Chadwick as a star “whose talent and passion is a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered.”

“We dedicate tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many,” she added.

“He is a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever.”

Chadwick’s family confirmed his passing in a heartbreaking social media post on Satutday, writing: “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣

“The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ ⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣ ⁣ A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

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