Chenwick Bosman was remembered by Denzel Washington for more than two decades after the late actor paid to study abroad at the British American Drama Academy.
“He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist who will be with us forever, reflecting his short and illustrious career,” a statement from Washington said after Boseman’s death was announced Friday. “Good luck to Chadwick Bosman.”
Bossman died of colon cancer at the age of 43. According to a statement released by his family, he was caught in the first and third rounds in 2016.
As a graduate of Howard University, Bosman and eight other students were admitted to BADA’s prestigious Oxford Mid-Summer Program. Actress Felikia Rashad, who was a teacher at Howard at the time, arrived in Washington to help with tuition fees.
Bosman publicly thanked Washington for the generosity of Washington at the American Film Institute Awards in June 2019, where Washington received the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award.
“Many of you already know the story that when Mr. Washington asked Filicia Rashad to help him when nine drama students from Howard University were admitted to the summer performance program at the British Academy of Dramatic Acting in Oxford. He has agreed to contribute with dedication and personally, ”Bosman said. “As luck would have it, I was one of the students I paid for.”
He added, “Imagine receiving the letter that was given for your tuition for the summer and that your gracious planet was none other than the dopst actor.” “I have no doubt that there are similar stories in boys ‘and girls’ clubs and theaters and churches across the country where I know you have inspired and inspired others as well.”
“Gifts from Ashi and the king are worth more than silver and gold. It’s a seed of hope, a bud of faith, “Bosman added.” There’s no Black Panther except Denzel Washington. “
The two actors collaborated on Bosman’s last film, “Mother Rainy’s Black Bottom”, where Washington played the role of producer.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of the same name written by August Wilson, the upcoming Netflix movie features Bosman and Viola Davis. According to the people, it is going to be published at one stage of 2020. A date has not been released.