Stunning Chadwick Boseman mural unveiled after Black Panther legend laid to rest


Artist Nikkolas Smith unveiled a stunning Chadwick Boseman mural (Picture: Instagram / Getty)

A stunning mural commemorating Chadwick Boseman has been unveiled, a month after his tragic death.

The Black Panther actor died on 28 August, aged 43, after a long battle with colon cancer, with tributes pouring in from across the world.

And artist Nikkolas Smith has honoured his life with a moving memorial outside Disneyland, in Anaheim.

The image shows the late star kneeling to give the Wakanda salute to a young fan, with Nikkolas doing the same greeting as he proudly stood in front of his work.

Sharing a glimpse of the mural on his Instagram page, he penned: ‘This one is special.

‘My King Chad tribute is now on a wall on display at Downtown Disney.

‘It is a full circle moment for me: my final two projects as a Disney Imagineer last summer were working on the Children’s Hospital project and the Avengers Campus. 

‘To millions of kids, T’Challa was a legend larger than life, and there was no one more worthy to fill those shoes than Chadwick Boseman. 

‘I’m so thankful to be able to honour Chadwick’s life and purpose in this way.

‘I am grateful to the Disney family for being so supportive of my journey as an artist. @waltdisneyimagineering @disney @marvelstudios @disneyland.’

Artist Nikkolas unveiled his mural on social media (Picture: Instagram)

He added the hashtags: ‘#LongLiveTheKing #KingChad #WakandaForever #Phambili #DowntownDisney #BlackPanther #ChadwickBoseman #RIPChadwick #WDI.’

Chadwick died in August, and was laid to rest earlier this month in his hometown of South Carolina.

He was also remembered in a memorial in California, with his co-stars, Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o among those paying their respects.

His cause of death was confirmed as multiple organ failure, with the underlying cause being colon cancer.

Tributes poured in for Chadwick across social media (Picture: Getty)

The Marvel star’s family confirmed the news in a statement, which read: ‘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 bought you many of the films you have come to love so much.

‘From Marshall to D 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all we filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. 

‘It was the honour 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.’

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