Chadwick Boseman, star of the superhero movie ‘Black Panther’, passed away a four-year battle with colon cancer, reports BBC. The 43-year-old actor was diagnosed with cancer four years ago but he never publicly discussed his condition.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
According to his family, Boseman kept a brave front and continued to work on major Hollywood films during his numerous operations and chemotherapy, reports NDTV. The actor became a household name after he played the superhero ‘Black Panther’ in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/YQMrEJy90x
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 29, 2020
Condolences poured in as the sad news left fans and the film world stunned.
I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking.
Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King💙 pic.twitter.com/oBERXlw66Z
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 29, 2020
THANK YOU @chadwickboseman for all you gave us. We needed it & will always cherish it! A talented & giving artist & brother who will be sorely missed🙏🏿 RIP
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 29, 2020
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) August 29, 2020
A Great Young Actor is Dead & The Hearts in my House are Heavy…SO Much Promise & Future 😥.
— Cher (@cher) August 29, 2020
The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 29, 2020
Deeply saddened to know about the sad demise of #BlackPanther actor #ChadwickBoseman at such a young age. Apart from being a very fine actor, he was a humble man with an infectious smile. My condolences to his family, friends & fans! 🙏#WakandaForever #OmShanti pic.twitter.com/zNbJDr7cy1
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 29, 2020
RIP Chadwick Boseman. Thank u for being a huge inspiration us humans all around the world with your very long perseverance & fight, rest easy now king 👑❤️
— Rich Brian (@richbrian) August 29, 2020
— Ali Fazal M / میر علی فضل / अली (@alifazal9) August 29, 2020
The loss of such an inspiration as Chadwick Boseman is a reminder how precious life is. Let his passing be a reminder to all of us to live like he did, to make every day worth living and to give so tirelessly to others.
— Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) August 29, 2020
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 29, 2020
Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/C5xGkUi9oZ
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
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“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day. And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full circle experience. This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother…”thou aren’t not dead but flown afar…”. All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.” #WakandaForever
‘Wakanda forever’, this iconic dialogue by Chadwick will forever be etched in our hearts. RIP King.