In the wake of Chadwick Boseman's tragic passing, his colleagues are coming to grips with the fact that he was having a secret battle with colon cancer for several years. Among them is Clarke Peters, who appeared with him in the Spike Lee joint Da 5 Bloods.
During a recent interview with Good Morning Britain, Peters admitted that he judged Boseman based on how he was being treated on
"I have to say with a little bit of regret that I probably wasn’t the most altruistic in that environment, but hindsight teaches us a lot of things,” he said. "What I'm addressing is, basically, my wife asked what Chadwick was like. I was really excited to work with him. I said, 'I think he's a little bit precious.' And she said, 'Why?' And I said, 'Because he's surrounded by people who are fawning over him.'"
He went on to explain all of the different treatments Boseman was receiving.
"He has a Chinese practitioner, who is massaging his back when he walks off set," Peters explained. "He has a makeup lady massaging his feet. His girlfriend is there holding his hand. And I'm thinking maybe the Black Panther thing went to his head."
Peters now realizes what the treatments were really for. "I regret even having those thoughts because they were really looking after him,” he said.
While the world still comes to terms with Boseman's tragic and sudden death, his hometown has already begun working on a statue to honor him. TMZ reports that Boseman's hometown of Anderson, South Carolina has contacted artists and sculptors to begin working on a statue and art murals in the city. A tribute fit for a king.