Chadwick Boseman Tribute Special and ‘Black Panther’ Airing Tonight on ABC

Chadwick Boseman at the 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 24, 2019. (Credit: Paul Smith/Featureflash)

ABC will air a tribute special honoring the late Chadwick Boseman tonight in primetime.

Chadwick Boseman – A Tribute for a King will include remarks from celebrities, political figures and fans across the world, as well as shine a light on the medical condition that he privately battled, ABC said in a press release.

The special was produced by ABC News, following Boseman’s death on Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer. It will air after a commercial-free broadcast of the Marvel/Disney blockbuster Black Panther.

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Boseman played King T’Challa in Black Panther. After learning of the actor’s death on Friday at age 43, Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger called him a “hero to millions.”

“He brought enormous strength, dignity and depth to his groundbreaking role of Black Panther; shattering myths and stereotypes, becoming a long-awaited hero to millions around the world, and inspiring us all to dream bigger and demand more than the status quo. We mourn all that he was, as well as everything he was destined to become,” Iger said in a statement.

Black Panther airs on ABC, Sunday, Aug. 30 from 8:00-10:20 p.m. ET. The film will be followed by Chadwick Boseman – A Tribute for a King from 10:20-11:00 p.m. ET.