KEY POINTS

  • Chadwick Boseman's brother opened up about his last conversation with the late actor 
  • The pastor called the "Black Panther" star "gifted"
  • Boseman passed away at the age of 43 on Aug. 28 after a years-long battle with colon cancer  

More than a month after Chadwick Boseman succumbed to colon cancer, his siblings are opening up about the late actor’s life and final days.

In an interview with The New York Times, Derrick Boseman, the late “Black Panther” star’s older brother, opened up about the last conversation he had with Chadwick. The pastor explained he initially had no idea what the actor’s words meant.

“Man, I’m in the fourth quarter, and I need you to get me out of the game,” Derrick recalled Chadwick telling him.

The 54-year-old eventually “realized that he was tired. He was ready to go,” Derrick said. After realizing what his brother wanted, Derrick changed the prayer he usually offered for Chadwick.

“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,” Derrick revealed.

Derrick also recalled how talented Chadwick had been even from a young age, calling the “21 Bridges” star “the most gifted person I’ve ever met.”

The actor’s other brother, Kevin Boseman, remembered how the person he knew was different from the celebrity adored by people around the globe.

“You have to start sharing that person with the world; I always endeavored to just treat him like my brother,” Kevin said.

“A lot of people think making it means becoming an A-list movie star. I didn’t force that. I just knew that if Chad wanted to work in the arts, he would find a way and take care of himself,” he added.

Their interview comes more than a month after Chadwick’s death on Aug. 28. He passed away at the age of 43 following a years-long battle with colon cancer.

Prior to his passing, Chadwick made it a point to touch the lives of other people. St. Jude’s Hospital shared a heartfelt tribute on social media following his death, revealing that the “Avengers” star made an effort to visit terminally ill children.

“Two years ago, Chadwick visited the St. Jude campus and brought with him not only toys for our patients but also joy, courage and inspiration. He was an incredible role model for our patients and children from all around the world,” a representative wrote.

Late US actor Chadwick Boseman, star of "Black Panther," poses during the 2019 American Music Awards
Late US actor Chadwick Boseman, star of "Black Panther," poses during the 2019 American Music Awards AFP / Valerie MACON
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