The tweet announcing the death of the actor Chadwick Boseman becomes the 'King' tweet of the Twitter. It is now officially the most liked tweet ever.
The tweet was sent from Chadwick Boseman's own Twitter handle by his family members confirming the death of the actor.
As of now the tweet surpassed 6.8 million likes - becoming the most-liked tweet on the social media platform by far. The message was retweeted 3 million times.
Twitter confirmed that it was a record for the website, tweeting that the milestone was "a tribute fit for a King."
The actor, known for his roles as King T'Challa in "Black Panther, died Friday after 4 years battle with colon cancer. He was 43 years old.
Previously Twitter's most-liked tweet belonged to Barack Obama in August 2017, which received 4.3 million likes.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017