Boseman honored as hometown hero in native South Carolina

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Actor Chadwick Boseman was mourned, honored and celebrated in his hometown of Anderson, South Carolina.

The city paid tribute to Boseman in a public memorial on Thursday evening.

The actor, who became widely popular through "Black Panther," was honored after he died last week following a four-year battle with colon cancer at age 43.

A viewing of "Black Panther" was held at an outdoor amphitheater where people practiced social distancing.

Most attendees wore masks, while others, mostly kids, dressed up in Black Panther outfits.

Some artwork of Boseman was displayed onstage during the tribute.  

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