Mural honoring late actor Chadwick Boseman unveiled at Downtown Disney in Anaheim

Posted at 1:19 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 17:56:50-04

(KGTV) – A powerful tribute to late actor Chadwick Boseman was unveiled this week at Downtown Disney in Anaheim.

The mural shows Boseman exchanging the “Wakanda Forever” salute with a child wearing a Black Panther mask.

Nikkolas Smith, a former Disney Imagineer who was on the set of the Black Panther film, created the new art installation called “King Chad.”

The actor silently battled colon cancer for years, even while filming some of his major movies. He also visited children who were also fighting cancer.

Boseman passed away on Aug. 28 at the age of 43.

Smith said in a statement, “As a former Disney Imagineer, I had the honor of working on a major children's hospital initiative and Avengers Campus as my final two assignments. Seeing Chadwick's heart for people in-person, and later discovering his courageous battle with cancer, I was inspired to create this tribute to honor his life and legacy ... To us, he was and will always be T'Challa. Long Live The King."

The King Chad mural is located on the west side of Downtown Disney, in front of the former ESPN Zone.