Chadwick Boseman, the lead actor of Black Panther, tragically passed away at the age of 43. On Friday night, it was revealed that the actor was battling colon cancer for four years.
Boseman had a tremendous career, with various portrayls of roles that captivated film viewers and left a long-lasting impact on and off screens. The actor appeared on various TV shows and films. Despite being best known for his role as King T’Challa in Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick was a symbol of representing power with his portrayls of Black icons which included baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42.
Chadwick Boseman also starred as James Brown in the biopic Get on Up in 2014.
Disney has updated the Marvel Studios intro for 'Black Panther' on Disney Plus in remembrance of the late Chadwick Boseman. Happy birthday, King. pic.twitter.com/2A9sJXLONy— Geeks of Color #BlackLivesMatter (@GeeksOfColor) November 29, 2020
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I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything. I wish we had more time. One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness. I wish we had more time. Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here. I wish we had more time. I'm more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is! Rest In Power Brother.
MTV recently paid tribute to the actor during this year’s ceremony of the Video Music Awards
Tons of musicians shared their condolences as they mourned the loss of the actor.
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Thank you for the incredible work and sacrifice bro, I can’t imagine what you were going through the last few years while delivering the amazing work you gave us. You were too undeniable n masterful. You never know what someone is really going through, remember that! Thank you Chadwick for lifting US up! God Bless your Soul 🙏🏾🖤