Joe Rogan’s transfer to Spotify and Texas (whereas uprooting from California) seems to have gone easily, cowboy hat and all. Earlier than he launched his first The Joe Rogan Expertise podcast from the brand new abode, he visited with MMA analyst Jimmy Smith on the debut installment of SiriusXM’s Unlocking the Cage with Jimmy Smith. Naturally, the dialogue turned to final Friday’s tragic dying of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 from most cancers. Rogan, who not too long ago mentioned how he’s not afraid to cry, didn’t maintain again whereas revealing how upset and surprised he was to listen to of Boseman’s passing.
“I just looked at the news and said, ‘F*ck!’” Rogan recounted. “Just instantly, ‘F*ck!” That man was cool. He was a superb man. It sucks so arduous that some a**holes stay perpetually. And a few actually cool individuals die younger. He was one among them.”
From there, Rogan praised Boseman’s efficiency in Black Panther and famous the film’s resounding (over $1 billion) success. Whereas wiping his eyes, he recalled the monumental second when Boseman’s King T’Challa materialized in Endgame to resounding cheers from theater audiences. “The Avengers movie — I’ll really tear up if I talk about this — there’s a video that someone took from the audience, where they see him show up onscreen, and the whole audience goes crazy, it’s amazing.”
Clearly, Rogan’s a fan not solely of Boseman’s work but in addition the person himself. He spoke to how essential Black Panther felt to audiences, past being a mere superhero film. “That movie was such a spectacular box-office success, and he was so perfect in the role,” Rogan raved. “And as a human being outside of the movie, he was so perfect. To be that guy, to be this guy who embodies what you would want from a movie star and in a position of prominence, and a guy who has a voice. To see him die at 43 of cancer [sniffles], it’s just what I said when I looked at my phone.”
Of Boseman shielding the general public from his prognosis, Rogan believes that it “speaks to his character that he suffered in silence like that, and he didn’t make a big deal of the fact that he was trying to get through cancer. It’s a bummer, man.”