Chadwick Boseman’s peers use social media to mourn his death.
The shocking news of Chadwick Boseman‘s passing has left fans, friends and family mourning the loss of the young actor’s life.
Boseman, star of films such as 21 Bridges, Black Panther and 42, died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. A message shared on his social media platforms confirmed the loss. The actor never spoke publicly about his diagnosis of colon cancer.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” said the statement.
“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Many of his Hollywood peers have used social media to publicly offer memories, messages, and more celebrating the life and legacy of the late actor.
Actress Jurnee Smollett shared a tweet, featuring a GIF of Boseman as T’Challa in Black Panther, one of his most impactful roles.
F*ck this yr. He was battling stage 4 cancer while being our superhero. & to think people made fun of him for the weight loss. The tongue is a powerful weapon. Be wise in how you use it. Hoping he never doubted his royalty. Praying for his family
— jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) August 29, 2020
Mark Ruffalo starred alongside Chadwick Boseman as The Incredible Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The two worked on multiple films together as costars. He shared a loving message to his “brother.”
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
Don Cheadle also shared the MCU with Hulk and Black Panther as War Machine and shared his love for Boseman on Twitter.
— Don" 't ask me google questions" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 29, 2020
Cicely Tyson, who has not uploaded a tweet in over a year, shared words directly to Boseman.
God of our silent tears! A brillant & talented actor, gone to soon. @chadwickboseman you leave this earth w/a beautiful body of work. When you graced our screens you brought the dignity & grace we could all be proud of. My prayers are with your loving family. RIP my dear son CTD
— Cicely Tyson Just As I Am Fan Page (@IAmCicelyTyson) August 29, 2020
Young and rising Hollywood talent Miles Brown shared a message for his “hero.”
Chadwick you are one of my hero’s!I loved watching 42 & Get on Up but it was Black Panther that changed my life.Seeing a black superhero & all the beautiful black brothers & sisters got me so excited!I’ll always remember you & you’ll always be King T’Challa #wakandaforever 🕊 pic.twitter.com/AehJAu487u
— Miles Brown (@MilesBrown) August 29, 2020
Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris shared a “heartbroken” message sending condolences to the family of her fellow Howard University alum. Harris shared an image of the two of them at an event for immigrant families. It also happened to be the same picture Boseman shared in what would be his very last tweet.
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
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 11, 2020
Actress Viola Davis also paid tribute to Boseman writing, “Chadwick…..no words to express my devastation of losing you. Your talent, your spirit, your heart, your authenticity……..It was an honor working beside you, getting to know you….Rest well prince…May flights of angels sing thee to thy heavenly rest. I love you!”
She added, “My heart cannot take 2020! Please God no more!!!”
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