Today, we see a man who’s passed, a man who we all knew as the lead in Black Panther. Yes, Chadwick Boseman has passed away. It wasn’t long before the actor got a wave of responses from co-stars during his time as the Wakanda resident.
Angela Bassett, who worked closely to Boseman as his mother. “This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother.”
N’Jobu’s actor – Sterling K. Brown – took the news poorly, simply not wanting to discuss it, but feeling like saying something. “I don’t have words. Rest in Piece, Bruh.”
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Marvel Studios also felt the urge to chime in. “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.” Studio president – Kevin Feige – also added onto the studio’s response with a more lengthy statement, calling him a dear friend who “radiated charisma and joy.”
“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.”
Boseman was on a losing battle against cancer and after a four-year struggle, it caught up with him after several on-off sessions to mend his condition, all the while filming various films. His sessions included the film that solidified him in the MCU – Black Panther.
It was a huge accomplishment for the actor, netting him a BET Award for Best Actor, Black Reel’s Outstanding Actor award, People’s Choice Awards’ Favorite Male Movie Star, and more.