Bill Withers death: Chadwick Boseman's rendition of 'Grandma's Hands' is the best thing you'll see today

Bill Withers death:  Chadwick Boseman's rendition of 'Grandma's Hands' is the best thing you'll see today
Chadwick Boseman (Getty Images)

The world lost a beacon of hope when musical legend Bill Withers, who wrote and sang such classics like 'Lean On Me',  'Lovely Day' and 'Ain’t No Sunshine', died from heart complications at the age of 81. The three-time Grammy Award winner's death has been a hard blow for his fans.

A number of celebrities have come out with tributes and the latest to join the list is Chadwick Boseman, star of 'Black Panther'. The Marvel Cinematic Universe hero paid tribute to his real-life hero with a video of himself performing a soulful rendition of Withers's 1971 song 'Grandma’s Hands' from the album 'Just as I Am' on the set of 'Popcorn with Peter Travers'. 

"Like many, his songs have always spoken to me," Boseman captioned the tweet. "The epitome of soul. May you forever rest in power, Bill Withers."

A number of fans have reacted to Boseman's video, joining him in remembering Bill Withers while also congratulating Boseman for his top-notch vocal abilities. 


One fan responded to the video writing, "May he find Grandma's hands in heaven!" 

"May he rest in power," another fan commented.

Inductee Bill Withers speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Getty Images)


Yet another fan chimed in writing, "Who knew Chadwick could sing too! You did that!" 

One fan even went so far as to suggest that Boseman should play Withers in any upcoming biopics that may be in the works. "Grandmas hands ❤️ we know who should play him in a biopic!" They wrote. "You killed it as James Brown and you’d kill it as Bill Withers." 


Boseman has received a lot of acclaim for playing three different historical figures in biopics, including his appearances as Jackie Robinson in '42', James Brown in 'Get on Up', and Thurgood Marshall in 'Marshall', so perhaps a Bill Withers biopic starring the 'Black Panther' star may actually be a good idea. 

Withers has an old connection to the MCU. His song 'Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?' was featured in the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 2 episode 'The Writing on the Wall'.


His music has been the soundtrack to multiple weddings, engagements, and other major moments in the lives of his fans and his songs have been a source of comfort for many, especially now with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic spreading fear and despair in the minds of many. Bill Withers will be missed but his music shall live on.


RIP Legend. 

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