The late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has been honored with a mural at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed King T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, passed away after losing his four-year battle with cancer in August last year. In his honor, a powerful mural has been unveiled at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The stunning work by street artist Nikkolas Smith, a former Disney Imagineer, depicts the Black Panther star with a young boy dressed as a superhero doing a Wakanda Forever salute. It’s based on Boseman’s visit with cancer patients in 2018.
The large and heartfelt tribute mural was initially installed in a prime resort location at Disneyland but has now found a new home at the hospital where it inspires young heroes fighting cancer.
“My King Chad mural that was at Downtown Disney has found a new home! I’m happy to share that CHLA is the new permanent home for this special installation,” Smith wrote in an Instagram post. “I was particularly touched to unveil it and show it to Daniel who is a superhero battling cancer, just like a Chadwick, and he is a big Black Panther fan.”
He concluded, “I hope that children like Daniel will be reminded of their inner superpower every time they see it. Long Live The King!”
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