We were all left heartbroken when news broke of Chadwick Boseman's sudden passing in the summer of 2020. The actor died at age 43 after privately battling colon cancer for several years. Boseman's final film role, in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, was released late last year a few months after his death.
Oscars 2021: Facts On Chadwick Boseman In Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Boseman's work in Ma Rainey has earned him immense praise and many posthumous accolades and nominations this awards season. He co-stars in the film as an ambitious trumpeter stuck in a studio band with Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) in 1920s' Chicago.
Do you think Boseman will become just the third actor to win an Oscar posthumously at this year's Academy Awards? Watch the video above for facts you need to know about the late star and his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.