US entertainer Chadwick Boseman, most popular for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhuman establishment, has passed on of cancer at the age of 43.
He kicked the bucket at home in Los Angeles with his better half and family close by, an announcement posted via online media said. Boseman was giagnosed to have colon cancer four years prior yet had not unveiled the data. The news has left fans and the film world shocked. Get Out director Jordan Peele, said it was “a devastating blow”.
Actor Dwayne Johnson tweeted: “Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family.” Political figures have also started paying their respects, including Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.
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.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
The hashtag #WakandaForever has also been trending. Born in South Carolina as the son of a nurse and an upholstery entrepreneur, Boseman graduated from Howard University in Washington DC. Despite playing roles on television, it wasn’t until 2013 that he hit the big time in 42. In 2018, Boseman returned to his university to speak at its graduation ceremony. “Some of you here struggled against the university itself,” he said to the mostly minority ethnic audience. “Many of you will leave Howard and enter systems and institutions that have a history of discrimination and marginalisation. “The fact that you have struggled with this university which you love is a sign that you can use your education to improve the world that you are entering.”
Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/C5xGkUi9oZ— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020
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