Late actor Chadwick Boseman lives on forever as his Mural was unveiled in Down Town Disney Shopping District. The artwork that was done by Nikkolas Smith depicts the actor giving the Wakanda salute to a young boy sporting a Black Panther mask.
Smith made the announcement via Instagram on Thursday.
“This one is special. My King Chad tribute is now on a wall on display at Downtown Disney, It is a full circle moment for me: my final two projects as a Disney Imagineer last summer were working on the children’s hospital project and the Avengers Campus.”
The child in the mural is wearing a hospital gown, to honor the late “Black Panther” star who visited children with cancer at St. Jude campus, while waging a private battle with the disease. The installation is titled “King Chad.”
“I’m so thankful to be able to honor Chadwick’s life and purpose in this way. I am grateful to the Disney family for being so supportive of my journey as an artist.”
Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer, and over four years, it progressed to stage 4, his family later revealed. Although he never spoke publicly about his diagnosis.