Richmond Times-Dispatch

Personalit­ies

- — Fromwire reports

Chadwick Boseman’s widow made a heartfelt speech when she accepted the late actor’s tribute at Monday’s Gotham Awards.

A reel of the “Black Panther” star’s films played following a moment of silence before Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the beloved actor’s honor, Variety reports.

“Hewas themost honest person I evermet,” Ledward said.“Hewas blessed to live many lives within his concentrat­ed one. He harnessed the power of letting go and letting God’s love shine through. Maywe not let his conviction be in vain.”

Bosemanwas posthumous­ly nominated for the Best Actor award for his work in“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The award insteadwen­t to“Sound ofMetal” star RizAhmed, who thanked the“Da 5 Bloods” star in his speech.

The actor’s powerful career included starring roles of iconic Black figures like Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.

Boseman died in late August following a four-year battle with colon cancer, which he’d kept under wraps. He was just 43.

A representa­tive for actor Chuck Norris shut down chatter that the“Walker, Texas Ranger” star was among the pro-Trump rioters who attended the fatal insurrecti­on at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Photos of a Norris lookalike began circulatin­g on social media this week as campaignsw­ere underway to identify violent participan­ts in Washington, D.C. One man shared a photo with the lookalike identifyin­g him as Norris, and several Twitter users who sawthe photo and video of the apparent body double began to trash the actor.

“This is not Chuck Norris and is a wanna be look alike although Chuck is much more handsome,” Norris’ manager, Erik Kritzer, wrote in an email to The Times Tuesday. “Chuck remains on his range in Texas where he has been with his family.”

Norris has been candid about his conservati­ve Christian views, gun-rights activism and championin­g Republican politician­s.

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