Popular American actor Chadwick Boseman was a superhero to many and a very good fighter but lost the battle to cancer at 43. Boseman has battled colon cancer since 2016 and died at home with his family and wife by his side, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.
The US Democrat presidential candidates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris have expressed their condolence via tweets.
“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” Biden Said.
“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” Kamala Harris.
Also, many fellow actors, celebrities and fans all over the world have paid tribute to Boseman via social media following the announcement of his death, including a number of his co-stars from Black Panther and the Avengers series.
Chadwick Boseman onscreen mother Angela Basset wrote, “This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal…All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.”
Sterling K. Brown wrote, “I don’t have words. Rest In Peace, Bruh. Thank you for all you did while you were here.”
Don Cheadle wrote on his social media, “I will miss you, birthday brother. You were always light and love to me.” Chris Pratt expressed his prayers for Boseman’s family and loved ones.
Mark Ruffalo said in a statement, “It was the highest honor getting to work with you and getting to know you. What a generous and sincere human being. You believed in the sacred nature of the work and gave your all.” Zoe Saldana described him as a “king”.
Brie Larson called Boseman “someone who radiated power and peace” and “stood for so much more than himself”. Chris Evans posted a message sharing that he was “absolutely devastated”, calling Boseman a “true original”.
Chris Hemsworth called his death “absolutely heartbreaking”, adding, that Boseman was “One of the kindest most genuine people [he’d] met”. Marvel Studios president and CCO Kevin Feige similarly called Boseman’s death “absolutely devastating”, writing, “Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible…He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages.”
Co-stars from Boseman’s other films, including Viola Davis, who starred alongside him in Get on Up and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Josh Gad and Kate Hudson, who starred alongside him in Marshall; and Octavia Spencer, who also starred alongside him in Get on Up, also paid tribute to him.
Other actors who are set to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Simu Liu and Mahershala Ali, as well as a number of other actors, such as Dwayne Johnson, Ice Cube, Jamie Foxx, Tiffany Haddish, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Lawrence, Lil Rel Howery, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Sean Astin, Josh Gad, Alyssa Milano, Matthew A. Cherry, Kevin Smith, Aisha Tyler, Carl Weathers, Sharon Stone, Kerry Washington, Joey King, Adam Pally, Ike Barinholtz, Issa Rae, Jordan Peele, Bette Middler, Henry Golding, and Tinashe, as well as other public figures, including directors Taika Waititi and Ava DuVernay also paid tribute to Boseman.