ANGELA BASSETT, CHRIS EVANS, KERRY WASHINGTON & MORE CELEBRITIES MOURN THE LOSS OF CHADWICK BOSEMAN
Sunday, Aug 30, 2020
“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman has passed away after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. He was only 43 years old. His family, whom he was surrounded by at the time of his death, tweeted the devastating news that sent shock waves around the world.
Boseman, a native South Carolinian and Howard University graduate, was best known for his historical portrayals such as his breakout role as Jackie Robinson in “42” (2013),James Brown in “Get On Up” (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall” (2017). But he would book an influential role of a lifetime as T’Challa in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” which broke a number of records including the top-grossing superhero film of all time in the US. He most recently appeared in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” and will star in George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” alongside Viola Davis.
Celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of the fallen actor, including Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Jared Leto, Joe Biden, Boseman’s “Black Panther” co-star Angela Bassett, and “Avengers Endgame” co-stars, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans.
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.
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
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.
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