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Friends and co-stars pay tribute to ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday after a battle with colon cancer, was someone who on the big screen brought to life heroes like Jackie Robinson and Thurgood Marshall and fictional ones, like the Black Panther.But upon news of his death, his colleagues and friends are paying tribute to someone they saw as a hero in his own right. A man who waged a private health battle for four years while producing the kind of powerful and important work some actors can only hope to produce in a lifetime much longer than the one Boseman was given.Below are some of their reflections.

Lena Waithe

“Gutted at the loss of you. We needed you now more than ever. I loved you, man. We all did. You will be missed.Our little black boys lost a superhero today.Black Panther has wings now. We all gained an angel.This man made sure our heroes would live on forever.Heroes like: Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and James Brown. You loved us.Let’s love on each other y’all.”– via Instagram

Sterling K. Brown

“I don’t have words. Rest In Peace, Bruh. Thank you for all you did while you were here. Thank you for being a friend. You are loved. You will be missed.” — via Twitter

Chris Pratt

“My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul. ” — via Instagram

Don Cheadle

“i will miss you, birthday brother. you were always light and love to me. my god … forever and ever …”– via Twitterhttps://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1299538219449552896&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F08%2F29%2Fentertainment%2Ftributes-chadwick-boseman%2Findex.html&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel

“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.” — via statement to CNN

Mark Ruffalo

“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.” — via Twitter

Kerry Washington

“A warrior of light til the very end. A true king. I am without words. May he rise in power.” — via Instagram

Halle Berry

“Here’s to an incredible man with immeasurable talent, who leaned into life regardless of his personal battles. You never truly know what the people around you might be going through – treat them with kindness and cherish every minute you have together. RIP #ChadwickBoseman” — via Twitter

Lena Waithe

“Gutted at the loss of you. We needed you now more than ever. I loved you, man. We all did. You will be missed.Our little black boys lost a superhero today.Black Panther has wings now. We all gained an angel.This man made sure our heroes would live on forever.Heroes like: Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and James Brown. You loved us.Let’s love on each other y’all.”– via Instagram

Sterling K. Brown

“I don’t have words. Rest In Peace, Bruh. Thank you for all you did while you were here. Thank you for being a friend. You are loved. You will be missed.” — via Twitter

Chris Pratt

“My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul. ” — via Instagram

Don Cheadle

“i will miss you, birthday brother. you were always light and love to me. my god … forever and ever …”– via Twitterhttps://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1299538219449552896&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F08%2F29%2Fentertainment%2Ftributes-chadwick-boseman%2Findex.html&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel

“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.” — via statement to CNN

Mark Ruffalo

“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.” — via Twitter

Kerry Washington

“A warrior of light til the very end. A true king. I am without words. May he rise in power.” — via Instagram

Halle Berry

“Here’s to an incredible man with immeasurable talent, who leaned into life regardless of his personal battles. You never truly know what the people around you might be going through – treat them with kindness and cherish every minute you have together. RIP #ChadwickBoseman” — via Twitter

Source CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/29/entertainment/tributes-chadwick-boseman/index.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/29/entertainment/tributes-chadwick-boseman/index.html

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