Netflix viewers in floods of tears at Chadwick Boseman's final film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
NETFLIX viewers have been left sobbing watching Chadwick Boseman's emotional final performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
The talented actor tragically died aged 43 in August following a secret battle with colon cancer.
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Best known as T'Challa in Black Panther and other Marvel Universe films, Chadwick marked his final screen appearance in the Netflix original.
Premiering on the streaming service Netflix this week, Boseman plays Levee, the lead trumpeter in 1920s blues singer Ma Rainey's band.
One of the first African-American artists to record and sell music, the film's story depicts Ma Rainey's struggle to fame.
While exploring the frustrations of a young black male in a world of racial segregation, Levee too attempts to follow his dreams of becoming a music star without exploitation.
The emotional portrayal has seen fans of the film left "ugly crying" as they watch Chadwick's final silver-screen monologues.
"Seeing the late Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom makes me so sad," one viewer wrote on Twitter.
Another agreed: "I started watching Ma Rainey and Chadwick came on and I had to stop it for a minute or two. Catch my breath. RIP Chadwick."
"The reason I’m crying today? I'm watching Chadwick in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," wrote a third. "It is so bittersweet."
"I'm ugly crying every time Chadwick Boseman comes on the screen," a fan concluded.
Other's discussed whether or not the actor would be grated an Oscar, with one saying: "I can already tell Chadwick will be winning an Oscar posthumously, and I'm gonna cry when it happens."
A second added: "Hearing these predictions of a posthumous Oscar for Chadwick have already made me cry and I haven't watched Ma Rainey yet."
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is in cinemas now and available to stream on Netflix.
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