Chadwick Boseman was ready to die and asked his pastor brother to help him “get out of the game” the night before he dies.
The Black Panther actor died in August following a four-year battle with colon cancer and his brother, Pastor Derrick Boseman, revealed their final conversation the night before his younger sibling passed caused him to change his prayers for his sick relative.
In the conversation, Chadwick told his brother: “Man, I’m in the fourth quarter, and I need you to get me out of the game.”
Derrick asked what he meant, before realising that he was tired and ready to go.
He said in an interview with the New York Times: “When he told me that, I changed my prayer from, ‘God heal him, God save him,’ to ‘God, let your will be done.’ And the next day he passed away.”
Throughout his illness, he had had prayer calls with his family and always said “Hallelujah”, no matter how he was feeling. “He never stopped saying it,” said Derrick.
His loved ones have admitted it has been difficult sharing their brother with the world during their grief.
His brother Kevin said: “I have been trying to remember Chad and not Chadwick. And there’s just been a lot of Chadwick in the air…
“[When someone gets famous] you have to start sharing that person with the world; I always endeavoured to just treat him like my brother.”