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Hollywood mourns Chadwick Boseman's death

  • Published at 01:54 pm August 29th, 2020
Chadwick Boseman

He had become a household name with the unprecedented success of Black Panther (2018)

Chadwick Boseman lost a four-year battle with colon cancer at the age of 43. He had become a household name with the unprecedented success of Black Panther (2018). As the news of his untimely demise hit social media, Hollywood remembered a versatile actor who possessed a wealth of untapped possibilities.

Boseman’s family confirmed the news on his Twitter on Friday night that he died with his wife, singer Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side. Calling Boseman “a true fighter,” the family said he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and “battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”

Angela Bassett, who played Boseman’s mother in Black Panther, shared a range of photos of the two on Instagram.

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“Chadwick…..no words to express my devastation of losing you,” Viola Davis, who stars with Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, tweeted. “Your talent, your spirit, your heart, your authenticity……..It was an honor working beside you, getting to

Jordan Peele tweeted: “This is a crushing blow.”

“Chadwick was special,” wrote Chris Evans. “A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create.”

Brie Larson tweeted: “I’m honored to have the memories I have. The conversations, the laughter. My heart is with with you and your family. You will be missed and never forgotten.”

“I’m gonna have to tell Cy, Bowie and Zen that T’Challa has passed,” Zoe Saldana said, referring to her children. “What other king can I tell them about now?”

 “Hard to hear about this. Rest in love, brother,” Dwayne Johnson tweeted. “Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family.”

Tributes from other celebrities, studios, and even presidential candidates poured in.

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