Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, 42, Da 5 Bloods, and more great films, has passed away at the age of 43.

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His family shared the news Friday night on Twitter, shocking fans. Boseman had been battling colon cancer since being diagnosed in 2016, according to the last post on his Instagram. The actor frequently took part in supporting children who were also diagnosed with cancer. He visited St. Judes children’s hospital and gave emotional support to those fighting the disease

Chadwick Boseman captured the love of fans worldwide with roles in movies such as 42, where he played barrier-breaking baseball player Jackie Robinson. He also leads the way in 2018’s Black Panther, which became one of the top 10 highest-grossing films in cinema history according to Box Office Mojo. That film in particular is one that made Boseman such a cultural icon in the black community, as well as a household name in the entertainment world.

Celebrities and Fans Pay Their Respects

Fans and celebrities everywhere took to the internet to send their condolences to his wife and loved ones.

Mr. Boseman leveled 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… #chadwickforever

 

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Chad, on and off screen, you were a Super Hero and will remain one forever! May God bless your soul!

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Chad, on and off screen, you were a Super Hero and will remain one forever! May God bless your soul!

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Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.

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Fans will remember Boseman as an inspiration. Not just for his incredible acting and films, but for his commitment to the aid of those fighting cancer, as well as the advancement of his people. Fans will always remember his portrayals of famous black leaders. We send our love and condolences to his loved ones. May you rest in paradise Chadwick Boseman. Wakanda Forever.


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