Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman, showed up at Saturday’s Stand Up to Cancer telethon, where she delivered an emotional performance in honour of her late husband, who died last August after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
“Many of us were devastated to learn of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing after he privately grappled with cancer for several years,” Anderson said. “The world lost an incredible artist and a true hero. But before he was a public figure, he was a person like you or me: a son, a brother, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, husband. Many of us are all too familiar with the fracture a dearly loved one’s passing leaves in the lives of those who love them.”
Anderson then introduced Simone, who took the stage and performed “I’ll Be Seeing You,” a classic ballad the host described as “a song about living with the reality of loss and finding a way forward.”
Only in March, Boseman’s life and career were commemorated at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards.