KEY POINTS

  • The announcement of Chadwick Boseman's passing is the most-liked tweet on Twitter
  • Twitter users have mixed reactions to why the post received so many likes when it’s not a happy announcement
  • Boseman's family, friends and fans are still mourning his death

The final tweet on Chadwick Boseman's Twitter account was the announcement of his passing and it received a lot of responses from his pals and fans, with Twitter announcing that it’s the most-liked post on the micro-blogging site.

"Most liked Tweet ever.  A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever," Twitter wrote while retweeting Boseman's post.

The post received mixed comments from other Twitter users, with some asking what the “like” button really means on Twitter because for them it’s inappropriate to like a post about death.

"I didn't feel comfortable liking the tweet. I just retweeted it. What does like really mean on Twitter-  how could i show appreciation that he died?" one commented

"I wonder. People are fast in clicking the like button and I wonder what it means," another added.

"You’re showing appreciation that he lived," @TopChiq responded to explain why many people liked the tweet.

Boseman's last tweet featured a photo of him smiling and a message announcing his death. The 43-year-old actor succumbed to colon cancer after four years of battling the condition on Aug. 28.

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," the message read.

Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and he had been battling the disease for four years until it progressed to stage IV. He filmed several movies including "Marshall," "Da 5 Bloods," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and more in between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.

"It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther," the post added.

The announcement also revealed that Boseman married his longtime love Taylor Simone Ledward before he died. The couple married quietly in the final months of his life.

Boseman’s family confirmed this by announcing that “he died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.” The family also thanked everyone for their love and prayers while asking to continue to respect their privacy during the difficult time.

Boseman’s Marvel family, fans and other celebrities worldwide are mourning for his loss. Barack and Michelle Obama and Robert Downey Jr. all recognized his heroism when he was still alive.

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 Photo: AFP / Valerie MACON