The tweet announcing the death of American actor, Chadwick Bosemen, has been declared the "most liked tweet ever" by Twitter.
The actor's death was announced via his Twitter account on Friday and has, since Monday morning, been liked more than 7.3 million times.
His death came as a shock to Hollywood and the world as very few people knew that the actor was fighting stage four colon cancer that escalated to stage five over the past few months. The actor underwent several operations and chemotherapy during the last four years, while still acting.
Boseman starred in several critically acclaimed movies like 21 Bridges and 42, but he will forever be known for his role as King T'Challa and Black Panther in the Marvel film series.
Black Panther earned seven nominations at the 2018 Oscars, and was the first American superhero film to be nominated in the popular best film category.
Twitter confirmed that it has surpassed the previous record of 4.3 million likes by former US president Barack Obama.
Business Insider reports that Obama's tweet in 2017 decried racism after the Charlottesville car attack that killed activist Heather Heyer.
The social media platform paid tribute to Boseman when they retweeted the post to confirm the record has been broken.
"Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever"
Watch Marvel Entertainment's video tribute to Chadwick Boseman in his role as Black Panther and King T’Challa below.
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