In a moving speech, Taylor Simone Ledward warns of the dangers of colon cancer.
Even after his death in August of last year, Chadwick Boseman left a legacy that will be remembered for many generations to come. Her latest role as Levee Green in The Supreme Voice of the Blues continues to bring very positive results, with several awards won in recent weeks. The actor recently won the Best Actor in a Feature Film award at the NAACP Image Awards, an award dedicated exclusively to black visibility in the United States.
Recently, the actor’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, attended the event to receive the award and give a brief speech on the life and death of her husband. She took the opportunity to campaign for colon cancer awareness, speaking specifically about the risks black people in the United States face with the disease:
“As always, he would wish all the honor and glory of our Most High God. He would thank his mother and father and honor his ancestors as we honor him now. Many thanks to the NAACP Image Awards for always giving her flowers. He was an unusual artist and an even more unusual person. But the way we lost him is not at all unusual. Not in our community. Blacks in this country are 20% more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and 40% more likely to die from it. The standard age for routine exams has been lowered to 45, so if you are 45 or over, please take the exam. Do not be too long. Please take the exam. This disease is fightable if diagnosed at an early stage, so you can’t waste time – even if you don’t have a family history or even think everything is fine. And if you’re under 45, be proactive with your health. Know the symptoms, know the science, listen to your body. If you need more information and a complete colon cancer list, you can visit standuptocancer.org/coloncancersymptons. Please you are dearly loved and dearly loved. Put your own health in your hands. Thank you.”
Taylor Simone’s speech was greeted with praise on the internet for the importance of disease awareness. Chadwick died at the age of 43 after five years of battling cancer, which he kept a secret from the press and the media. Your work will always be honored and never forgotten, both for representing a symbol of the black community through its Black Panther and for all its legacy of claws and struggle.
It was not the first and should not be the last victory for Chadwick Boseman for his role in The Supreme Voice of the Blues. The star was also posthumously nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for his work in the film, and there’s a good chance he will receive the trophy if you factor in the history of the winning awards that serve as “thermometers” for the Academy. Price.
The Supreme Voice of the Blues is available on Netflix.
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