One week after Chadwick Boseman’s death, Disney+ is releasing a tribute special to the Black Panther actor.
The 20/20 special Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King first aired on ABC this past Sunday. ABC debuted the tribute after a special airing of Black Panther, which broadcast without commercial interruption.
If you missed the broadcast airing – or you just want to see Boseman’s tribute again – it is now available to stream on Disney+. You can find A Tribute for a King on the Black Panther movie page, listed under special features.
The Robin Roberts hosted the tribute runs 42 minutes. It features quotes from Boseman’s Black Panther co-stars about the actor.
Read the official description for Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King from Disney+ below:
Celebrate and honor Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman’s life, legacy, and career, and the cultural imprint he made on and off-screen. Hosted by Robin Roberts, this special features tributes from celebrities, political figures, and fans across the world, special words from those who starred alongside him and knew Boseman best, and shines a light on the medical condition he privately battled.
The tribute comes to streaming a week after the announcement that Boseman had died from colon cancer. He was 43 years old.
More Tributes to Boseman
Many people who knew or previously worked with Boseman have provided their own personal tributes.
“In African cultures we often refer to loved ones that have passed on as ancestors. Sometimes you are genetically related. Sometimes you are not,” Black Panther director Ryan Coogler wrote in a lengthy tribute published on The Wrap.
“I had the privilege of directing scenes of Chad’s character, T’Challa, communicating with the ancestors of Wakanda. We were in Atlanta, in an abandoned warehouse, with bluescreens, and massive movie lights, but Chad’s performance made it feel real. I think it was because from the time that I met him, the ancestors spoke through him. It’s no secret to me now how he was able to skillfully portray some of our most notable ones. I had no doubt that he would live on and continue to bless us with more. But it is with a heavy heart and a sense of deep gratitude to have ever been in his presence, that I have to reckon with the fact that Chad is an ancestor now. And I know that he will watch over us, until we meet again.”
Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for a King is available to stream on Disney+.