Chadwick Boseman has passed away and many of his co-stars are paying tribute and reminding the world what a powerful soul he truly was, as you may have heard chadwick boseman passed away after a four year long battle with colon cancer the actor was diagnosed in 2016 with stage 3 colon cancer which progressed into stage 4. chadwick’s family and team broke the news on his socials with a statement reading a true fighter.
Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much from marshall two to five bloods august wilson’s ma rainey’s black bottom and several more all were filmed during and in between countless surgeries and chemotherapy while his biggest role is considered to be t’challa in black panther.
He also portrayed iconic figures such as jackie robinson thurgood marshall and james brown fans and celebs alike many of whom are friends with chadwick reacted to the heartbreaking news on twitter st jude’s hospital reminded everyone that the actor visited sick patients to give gifts and inspire them while he himself was struggling with cancer other young fans held memorials dedicated to chadwick by gathering their superhero toys around the fallen king while doing the wakanda forever salute .
The avengers and black panther cast have shared their tributes to the star including letitia wright who played shuri t’challa’s sister in black panther who tweeted this hurts really hurts tom holland shared a tribute saying quote chadwick you were even more of a hero off screen than on a role model not only to me on set but to millions of others around the world you brought joy and happiness to so many and i’m proud to have been able to call you a friend r.i.p Chadwick don Cheadle tweeted i will miss you birthday brother you are always a light and love to me my god forever and ever robert downey junior’s tribute read mr boseman level the playing field while fighting for his life that’s heroism.
I’ll remember the good times the laughter and the way he changed the game hashtag chadwick forever brie larson reacted saying quote chadwick was someone who radiated power and peace who stood for so much more than himself who took the time to really see how you were doing and gave words of encouragement when you felt unsure i’m honored to have the memories,
I have the conversations the laughter my heart is with you and your family you will be missed and never forgotten rest in power and peace my friend angela bassett who plays t’shaw’s mom in black panther shared a touching story about how she and chadwick crossed paths years before making the film angelo revealed she received an honorary degree from howard university chadwick’s alma mater and he was the student assigned to escort her for the day .
He reminded her about this during a premiere party at black panther and the two had reflected on how they ended up becoming close friends and co-stars many years later he ended the post saying quote.
So i pay tribute to a beautiful spirit consummate artist a soulful brother thou art not dead but flown afar all you possessed chadwick you freely gave rest now sweet prince hashtag wakanda forever black panther director ryan coogler shared an incredible tribute to the actor highlighting his immense dedication and love for the film’s character and wanting to make the movie perfect so a new generation of young black kids could see themselves in a film with the same level of success and love like star wars and lord of the rings the director even shared a moment in which chadwick learned and created t’challa’s african accent on the spot in one of the first scenes in civil war a big reason.
He chose to use an accent was to show the character was an african king whose dialect was not influenced by the west and like many other collaborators of chadwick ryan mentions most people himself included were not privy to the actor’s illness this is a hard story to cover considering what a light chadwick was to not only the film industry. but the world let us know your favorite film moments with the star , rest in peace king.