In honour of Chadwick Boseman, who died at the age of 43 last year from colon cancer, his wife Simone Boseman gave an emotional performance of "I'll Be Seeing You" as part of Stand Up To Cancer's 2021 telecast on Aug. 21. It's hard not to get choked up watching Simone sing about missing her late husband, especially when she sings the lyric, "I'll always think of you that way." Throughout the video, it seems as if Simone is on the verge of tears, which had us looking for the nearest tissue box. "Her incredibly powerful performance reminds us that we all have heroes in our lives," the official Stand Up To Cancer account later tweeted.
Telecast cohost Anthony Anderson introduced the song as one "about living with the reality of loss and finding a way forward" before offering his own tribute to the late star. "Many of us were devastated to learn of Chadwick Boseman's tragic passing after he privately grappled with cancer for several years," he shared. "The world lost an incredible artist and a true hero. But before he was a public figure, he was a person like you or me: a son, a brother, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, husband." You can see Simone's heart-wrenching rendition at the 38:33 minute mark above.