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‘Strahan, Sara and Keke’ Canceled by ABC; Show Aired In Timeslot That Once Housed ‘All My Children’

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No matter a network tries to do, replacing All My Children, which ran for 41 years on ABC has remained as everyone that follows the world of daytime drama knows, problematic.  Now come word via Page Six that Strahan, Sara and Keke has been canceled.

The show hosted by Michael Strahan, Sara Haines and Keke Palmer if you recall, replaced the foodie show, The Chew which ran for seven seasons and was the first show to air in the timeslot that belonged for over four decades to All My Children. 

Back in March of this year, Strahan, Sara and Keke took a break to make way for ABC’s News  Pandemic: What You Need to Know, a daily coronavirus report anchored by Amy Robach, Dr. Jen Ashton and sometimes TJ Holmes.

However, because the show did well in that two-week experimental run it morphed into GMA 3: What You Need to Know.  The new version of the show also talked about hot topics in the current news cycle, as well.

ABC’s Catherine McKenzie began producing the “GMA3” show four months ago and the network officially announced her as Executive Producer of the program on Thursday.

While ABC has yet to officially announce Strahan, Sara and Keke is over, a spokesperson told Page Six: “We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”

It appears that Strahan, Sara and Keke won’t be returning; the future as many of their staff have transitioned over to ‘GMA 3’ with producers from ABC News Live, (the streaming division), helmed by McKenzie.

As for the futures of Strahan, Haines and Palmer; Strahan will continues to host Good Morning America, and they are all actively under contract with the network.

So, what do you think of  ‘Strahan, Sara and Kek’e being replaced by ‘GMA 3: What You  Need to Know’?  How long do you think that show will last in the timeslot once taken up by residents of Pine Valley? Comment below.

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Ray
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Ray

Please bring back “All My Children.” Do we need another talk show? I know Drew Berrymore was planning a talk show and am hoping this will not be the S,S&K replacement. There are too many shows doing the same things with different hosts. Nothing feels original anymore. If ABC does not bring back “AMC,” how about an entertaining game show. “Lets Make a Deal” and “Price is Right” scores huge ratings for CBS. I’d like to see “Password” or “Concentration” come out of the vault.

Hardison
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Hardison

i wish they would. or sign over the rights to someone else.

Sue
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Sue

Good, when will ABC learn bring back daytime

Fran A Lang
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Fran A Lang

It was a mistake in the first place. I am a Guiding Light fan and As The World Turns Fan.

Shasta
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Shasta

Won’t miss this show, it was terrible from the get go.

Rhea Barton
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Rhea Barton

It’s time to bring back All My Children

Patricia Doval
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Patricia Doval

Please Bring back All My Children, with all these reruns. Why not bring it.

Sandra D Wade
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Sandra D Wade

I liked and miss the SSK show. When something isn’t broke why fix it

Satan
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Satan

They already signed the rights over to someone else. That didn’t work out very well.

George
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George

Sounds like a bunch of old ass racist,bitches on here!

Alice Smith
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Alice Smith

How are these women racist?? Thats how war begins, by people saying something that isn’t true. Dont we have enough problems in the world today about racism, now you’re bringing up racism cuz they’re talking about different shows.

Karen Halliburton
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Karen Halliburton

Why would you say that? I am Black, lived my life I am in my 40s watching AMC. DIDNT LIKE THE FOOD SHOW, kept feeling like I was watching tracee Ellis Ross, and just not entertained. SSkeekee was ok, but I didnt see why you said that these comments are racist. That wasn’t fair to anyone.

Susan
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Susan

Your ignorant and really mean. Try praying for some love in your heart.

Rita Hoffman
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Rita Hoffman

ALL MY CHILDREN,

ALL MY CHILDREN

PLEASE COME BACK.

Satan
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Satan

Don’t know who that was directed at, George. But since you seem to be replying to me…..

To paraphrase my good friend James Brown, who lives a couple floors down from me right here in Beelzebub Towers….

SAY IT LOUD! I’M RED AND PROUD!!

Verna
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Verna

I agree… Bring back All My Children… Should have NEVER been taken off the air

Karen Halliburton
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Karen Halliburton

Right, that was a mistake and devastating to me!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG, do any of you realize how old these people are now, and some have passed. Anyway, old or new actors, it would never be the same.

Michael Alan
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Michael Alan

Bring back All My Children, we don’t need another talk show.

Diane Blankenship
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Diane Blankenship

It doesn’t hurt my feelings that it was canceled. We need something entertaining, not news, or just music but something good for a change. They decided to take all the soaps off maybe they could take some of this mess off. Pretty soon shows like GMA will be all that’s on during the day and that’s when I turn my TV off.

Jacque
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Jacque

So True!!!!!

Jody
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Jody

They need to bring back AMC.

aria
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aria

straham Sara and Keke was a mess to watch, Sara Haines does way better at the view wish I hope takes her back, or she can do what you need to know with Amy Robach. straham already got plenty of jobs, and Keke can go back to doing movies. all will be good.

Beth Marshall
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Beth Marshall

Bring back All My Children.

Barbara Bernstein
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Barbara Bernstein

I am very disappointed. Looked forward to SSK every day and don’t like the replacement. The hosts made the show. Will have to find something else for that time period.

Johnny
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Johnny

Yes, they should find a replacement….uh…guess what – I KNOW – they could do a reboot of ALL MY CHILDREN ~ YOU know, that show that should never have been cancelled in the first place? Yeah, uh huh, that one.
BRING back ALL MY CHILDREN – wake up ABC-TV, nothing works in that time spot.

Lisa
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Lisa

Love the new show what you need to know!. Amy Rebockr does a awesome job. It brings value to that time shot.

Carol Glenn
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Carol Glenn

this is a hood show

SZima
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SZima

Not surprised at this news! The show was doomed from the start because it featured Michael Strahan! The only time I watched was when they had part of the AMC cast on and it was so awkward!!
Sara & Kiki are fine, I’m sure. But how Michael got a show featuring him is beyond comprehension! He was awful on Kelly & Michael Live too!!

Janet K Penn
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Janet K Penn

That show was awful – Kiki way to stinking full of herself – as is Straham. I refused to watch the chew for a couple years but once I gave it I actually enjoyed it. Did not understand why they got rid of it. If we can’t have AMC – why not a cooking show???

clb
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clb

Either AMC or One Life to Live should be brought back! But I have never expected ABC or the CBS (to bring back GL or ATWT) network daytime executives to do anything that actually makes sense. One Life to Live closed in Jan 2012 with ratings reflecting 3.1 million viewers. Guess that ABC would love to have 3 million viewers in daytime again.

Linda
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Linda

Karma. You broke our hearts when you cancelled AMC and we will never forgive you.

Satan
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Satan

Don’t know if there’s any chance of bringing back any of the dead soaps to fill this timeslot, but maybe they should move GH up by one hour, so the idiot TV affiliates in some markets don’t have it running against Days of Our Lives at the same time.

Also, they should drop the idiotic cable company “lockdown” on abc.com. No network that broadcasts over the public airwaves should be requiring a cable subscription to watch the programs carried on that network.

Linda
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Linda

Will not miss it at all,it never took off for me my bring back amc have missed it

Joe
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Joe

It will likely be 2 game shows. ABC has several they have the rights too that run at night over the summer. When you look at daytime ratings before all the re-runs of the summer took hold, 2 shows were tops in ratings and demos….CBS’s The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal. They are cheaper to make and are paying off with ad rates. Bet ABC goes the same direction. Soaps are too expensive to produce.

Dawn
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Dawn

Who cares if another reality show hits the dust or, for that matter, another fake news show? The networks seem to think they know what viewers want more than the viewers. I don’t even turn my television on except for episodes of GH. There just nothing on daytime except for GH. Networks just cut their own audiences by digging to the bottom of the barrel to bring out these blabbering hours of nonsense.

Dee
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Dee

Agreed!

Sandi
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Sandi

I liked the show. It was meant to be light hearted anf fun, so the timing with the pandemic and 120K deaths was off.

Dean_Morgan79
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Dean_Morgan79

I figured the cancellation was coming. The show wasn’t for me.. and the ratings were low. I had hoped with all the attention reboots and AMC were getting that what would come would be a 30 minute GMA3 and – 30 minute AMC, which would return to taping in NYC. Guess not. :/

Of the co-hosts, Haines has always been a favorite of mine. I do hope she finds a quality assignment that allows her to sparkle. Perhaps a return to The View?

Krystina
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Krystina

I’d rather have the people of Pine Vally back on at 1, just my opinion

Petra Valdez
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Petra Valdez

When Is ABC Bringing Back All My Children And One Life To Live.

Satan
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Satan

That’s scheduled to happen the day after I open a ski resort here in Hell.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I’m sorry but the cancellation of Strahan, Sara and Keke does not break my heart. I mean…I only watched that show ONE time…and that was because of that Melrose Place reunion. After that…No Thank You.

N-E-X-T…

Kathleen
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Kathleen

I didn’t like Strahan, Sara, Keke. I prefer having a soap opera again don’t need a cooking show. Don’t want to watch the news. Don’t like the bachelor, don’t like bachelorette oh, don’t like dancing with the Stars don’t like your goofy game shows heck I don’t even watch Good morning America anymore I don’t like the fact that an athlete is reading the news now make same thing for Robin she start out as a sports reporter I mean come on what’s next Bozo the clown going to be the next TV anchor? I don’t like the Kelly either… Read more »

Jeni L Gray
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Jeni L Gray

Wow!!!! Tell us how you really fill. What do you have against athletes? Do you even like anything on TV?

Fran A Lang
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Fran A Lang

Please bring back Guiding Light and As The World Turns! I know you won’t even consider canceling one of the Bell SOAPS to make room.Get rid of the talk…its not the same as it was when it premiered.Better yet, how about putting GL and ATWT IN NIGHTIME…at 10 or 11 at night? Or even at midnight! I think that timeslot should be considered and tested out.The 11:00pm timeslot would allow for the network programming to still air. I for one, will definitely watch… Thank you.
Fran Lang

clb
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clb

Here’s the line-up:
10:00 – The Talk
11:00 – Price is Right
12:30 – Y&R
01:30 – B&B
02:00 – ATWT
02:30 – GL
03:00 – Let’s Make A Deal

12:30 thru 2:00 keeps the Bell series together as today. With ATWT at it’s old time slot with GL following but at 30 mins each like Bold. Do I need to come up there and help these CBS executives?

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I like this comment. Too often, ATWT and GL get overlooked in the lamenting of cancelled soaps. I am no television executive but have wondered, from an economic angle, how much cheaper would it be to produce a 30-minute show than an hour series? I’d guess that it wouldn’t be half the cost but it clearly would not be as much as producing a whole hour. I’ve wondered why (especially in the case of ATWT) reducing the show to 30 minutes was not considered rather than wholly cancelling it. A 30-minute ATWT would have fit nicely in a block with… Read more »

aria
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aria

they are going to get on that right away , hahahhahaah.

Rebecca
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Rebecca

Please bring back “All My Children”…several of the cast would come back. There is a Food Channel for those that want to watch food/cooking shows, there’s a Game Show Network, all these different types of channels, yet that one guy, (on ABC who I won’t name) wanted AMC gone for a cooking show. BIG MISTAKE!!! AMC still has a huge fan base. If you’re not going to start it back up, at least put it on Netflix or Hulu, bring the Soap Opera Channel back; or put it out on DVDs so we can buy it! Thank you.

Sherron Barrett
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Sherron Barrett

Thank God, ABC really sucks in morning hours. These 3 really irrigated the hell out of me, couldn’t stand the show, so quit watching. ABC is rocking for their primetime shows though.

everything is my opinion Pastor Hartwell
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everything is my opinion Pastor Hartwell

G8ad it is go he I liked it at first,but but when you added Kiki that ruined the whole thing you know I mean it’s just took away the limelight for Sarah and she deserves it she’s a good girl with a couple of kids and doing a show bless her heart I am god why ruin a good thing the panama the Panamanian whatever it is ruined it but Kiki attitude I thought she was too over-the-top loud and took away from Michael and I like Michael but she needs to go please we don’t need another talk show… Read more »

Phyllis Harris
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Phyllis Harris

I prayed for the show to be canceled. My prayers were answered. Bring back AMC or OLTL.

Anita Garcia
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Anita Garcia

Bringing back All My Children is the best thing that could happen to ABC and it would make so many people happy. I’m sure the ratings would be phenomenal! Please bring it back…

Ginny Pahlow
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Ginny Pahlow

Bring back The Chew. Great show.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

I’ll never have & never will watch anything that they put on at 12:00 or 1:00 on ABC since they took AMC off. They should’ve left All Zmy Children & One Life To Live alone. I hope every show show they try to replace AMC with fails. I watched it for 41 years & was heartbroken when they took it off!!!

Sarah Jimenez
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Sarah Jimenez

I wish they would bring back The Chew. It was great show, entertaining, light hearted and some really great food. I

Angela Brown
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Angela Brown

The show was boring,liked Micheal and Sara.They should replace Kelly and Ryan.She is so boring lackluster.

Marie Dancona
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Marie Dancona

BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN OR ONE LIFE TO LIVE!!!

Tonya Adams
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Tonya Adams

BRING BACK ALL MY CHILDREN when I was little I always want to be on there

Denise
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Denise

Why do the networks then just we need to be overrun with news programs!?!?! Bring back All My Children!

Utah
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Utah

Bring back Daytime Dramas!!! Thats where its at! The Daytime emmys coming back to television this year had millions of viewers, so just imagine what All My Children and One Life to Live could do…..come on people, everyone loves a Good Soap Opera!!!!!

Kathie
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Kathie

I agree bring back AMC & OLTL … new or reruns I would watch and so would others!

Ellen Edvardsen
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Ellen Edvardsen

Please bring back All My Children! There are enough talk shows and game shows.

Dolores Henderson
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Dolores Henderson

Why cant ABC make a good decision anymore?! First they cancel 2 most beloved Soaps of all time, then they fire the best hosts of DWTS, now they cancel a really good noon time talk show (one of few on ABC i might add). I hate what they’re doing & i know there are many many who agree. I cant imagine Tyra Banks being half as good of a host on DWTS. I wonder if they’ll put another damn cooking show on at noon. Most of my nighttime favorites are on NBC anyway. After General Hospital, i switch to NBC… Read more »

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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