LOS ANGELES – The last tweet from late American actor Chadwick Boseman's account announcing the 43-year-old's death from colon cancer is now the most liked tweet of all time, according to Twitter.
Twitter announced it with a retweet of the post from Boseman's account: "Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever," referencing the actor's most famous role to date – the titular superhero in Black Panther (2018)and the king of a fictional African nation known as Wakanda.
The tweet, which posted a black-and-white photo of Boseman alongside a statement announcing his death and a previously undisclosed colon cancer diagnosis, has over 6.2 million likes and three million retweets. It was posted at 10.11am on Saturday (Aug 29), in Singapore time.
Twitter said in a statement: "Fans are coming together on Twitter to celebrate the life of Chadwick Boseman, and the tweet sent from his account last night is now the most liked tweet of all time on Twitter."
The company has also reinstated the Black Panther hashtag emoji following Boseman's death.
The previously most-liked tweet of all time was from former United States president Barack Obama's account.