20 Heartbreaking Tribute Paying Tweets To Chadwick Boseman

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday, 28th of August 2020 of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.

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Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to a stage IV before 2020. Boseman had not spoken publicly about his cancer diagnosis. During treatment (multiple surgeries and chemotherapy), he continued to work and completed filming for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and others.

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Boseman died at his home of complications related to colon cancer on August 28, 2020, with his wife and family by his side. An official statement on his social media accounts read:

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Many fellow actors and celebrities 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. Angela Bassett shared the story of their first encounter, writing that while he was attending Howard University, he escorted her to receive her honorary degree from the school. She added, "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."


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