I’m not one of those people that get all emotional whenever a celebrity dies. In fact, I tend to pay attention to the death for a few minutes, have a few thoughts about their loved ones, and then promptly forget all about it. Chadwick Boseman’s death, hit me really close to home.
The reason, is that I have Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer. It’s spread from my colon to my liver and lymph nodes. He was diagnosed 4 years ago, I was diagnosed about 2 months ago.
His death, is a reminder to me that this thing inside my body, that I have no control over, may very well kill me someday. It’s scary to be reminded of your own mortality.