Jackie Robinson’s daughter says dad, Boseman having ‘beautiful reunion’ in heaven

The daughter of Jackie Robinson shares heartwarming thoughts following the death of Chadwick Boseman, the actor who brought her father's story to life.

After learning of the death of Chadwick Boseman, the daughter of Jackie Robinson shared heartwarming thoughts in his honor.

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Sharon Robinson says she is sure the actor and her father are having a “beautiful reunion” in heaven during an interview with Access Hollywood. The author and educational consultant for Major League Baseball opened up to the outlet about her emotions following the loss.

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SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 16: Actor Chadwick Boseman attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV)

Boseman’s untimely death fell on the recognized Jackie Robinson Day. In Major League Baseball, players across the league wear Robinson’s retired his No. 42 on their jerseys. The day of homage is typically celebrated on April 15. However, due to the unconventional MLB schedule shifted by COVID-19, a later date was chosen.

According to Dodger Blue, August 28 was selected because it is the anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, which the Robinson family attended. It is also the day in 1945 when Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey met with Robinson to discuss his future in major league baseball.

“I was actually in bed watching a game, and I got the first text,” Robinson remarks.

She continues,  “I couldn’t believe it. I got 5,000 texts all at one time and I just turned off my phone. I was like, ‘I cannot deal with it.’ I turned off the television.”

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Before sitting down with Access Hollywood on Sunday, she shared the news on twitter, sending love to the Boseman family.

“Devastated by the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing. He was a brilliant actor and a dear friend. My mother, brother, children, and grandchildren send out our love to the Boseman family. We all loved Chad and will cherish our personal memories,” she tweeted.

The educator also shared photos of her and the Black Panther star sent from the Dodgers and images of the pair at celebrating the New York screening of the biopic 42.

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