Keke Palmer paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman during her opening remarks as host of the Mtv Video Music Awards on Sunday. Boseman died after a four-year battle with colon cancer on Friday. He was 43.
“Before we get to the music tonight, we need take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion was a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered. We dedicated tonight’s show to a man whose spirit touched so many,” Palmer said:
“He’s a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever.”