Before shooting to fame actor Chadwick Boseman, played black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel. He died after fighting colon cancer for four years.
As soon as the announcement late Friday that the “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman had died, tributes began pouring in on social media from prominent figures in entertainment, politics and beyond..
Chadwick was diagnosed in 2016 of Stage III but nonetheless he continued to fight the cancer and continue to give us great movies admist his perseverance, it is very sad not to see Chadwick Boseman on our screens as King T’Chella on our screens no more
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Within minutes, fans of the great actor continued to share their heartfelt sorrow after the demise of the actor especially on Twitter.
Chadwick Boseman brought history to life on the silver screen, from Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.
As Black Panther, he was also a superhero to many.
And despite his 4 year long battle with cancer, he kept fighting and he kept inspiring. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/f0Tc8ByaXj
— Martin Luther King III (@OfficialMLK3) August 29, 2020
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic nominee for president, also left a tribute,
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
What a gentle gifted SOUL. Showing us all that Greatness in between surgeries and chemo. The courage, the strength, the Power it takes to do that. This is what Dignity looks like. https://t.co/U3OOnJVS42
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) August 29, 2020