The tweet announcing Chadwick Boseman’s death and honoring his legacy, posted by the actor’s official Twitter account on Friday, is now the most liked tweet ever.
“Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King,” Twitter announced on Saturday, adding, “#WakandaForever.”
As of this writing, the tweet currently has 7.4 million likes and nearly 4.3 million retweets and quotes, surpassing the previous record-holder, former President Barack Obama’s tweet following the Charlottesville car attack.
Twitter has reinstated the Black PantherChad emoji in honor of Boseman, explaining in a statement that “fans are also working to organize Black Panther Twitter watch parties using #BlackPanther and #WakandaForever, so Twitter has turned the original #BlackPanther emoji back on so fans can watch and talk about his legacy together.”
Boseman died of colon cancer on Friday. He was 43.
The news of his death stunned the world, as he hadn’t publicly shared his battle with cancer. Many on social media expressed both shock and admiration that the actor continued to produce films during his illness.