Chadwick Boseman “Black Panther Star Actor” has been confirmed dead on Friday, August 28, at the age of 43, according to the Associated Press.
Chadwick who also starred in Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods, was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
According to a tweet posted on his Twitter Feeds, “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.” “It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther.'”
However, tributes from fans and from colleagues in Hollywood and beyond poured in Friday night.
“A deeply gifted man is gone too soon,” Mark Hamill tweeted. “His memory will blaze on fiercely… from here to eternity.” Wrote actor Mike Colter, “You were a king on and off screen.”
Walt Disney Co. chairman Bob Iger said, “We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman — an extraordinary talent, and one of the most gentle and giving souls I have ever met. He brought enormous strength, dignity and depth to his groundbreaking role of Black Panther; shattering myths and stereotypes, becoming a long-awaited hero to millions around the world, and inspiring us all to dream bigger and demand more than the status quo. We mourn all that he was, as well as everything he was destined to become. For his friends and millions of fans, his absence from the screen is only eclipsed by his absence from our lives. All of us at Disney send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family.”