MTV’s “Greatest of All Time” Special had decided to honour Chadwick Boseman posthumously during the 30th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.
The late actor who is best known for his role in ‘Black Panther,’ has also received credits for his roles in other films such as ‘42,’ ‘Get On Up,’ ‘Marshall,’ and ‘Da 5 Bloods.’
According to the entertainment company, Boseman will receive the “Hero for the Ages” award, presented to a star “whose heroism on-screen was only surpassed by the true hero they were off-screen.” His fellow Marvel Universe actors Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr. will present the award.
Boseman will posthumously receive the annual actor tribute at the Gotham Awards, where he is also nominated in the best actor category for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.’ The film marked his final project before his death and it will be ready on Netflix from December 18th.
Boseman who passed away in August at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer, had concealed it from the public. He still acted heroically in “Black Panther” after he was diagnosed in 2016.