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,” the post concluded. “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.
His team shared the tragic announcement on August 28. "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," they wrote in an Instagram post. "Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
From Marvel costars to politicians like Kamala Harris, mournful tributes poured in all over social media on Friday evening and Saturday morning. “Heartbroken,” Harris tweeted last night. “My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble.
You brought joy and happiness to so many and I'm proud to have been able to call you a friend. RIP Chadwick. “A warrior of light til the very end,” Kerry Washington tweeted. "A true king. I am without worlds. May he rise in power.
"Chadwick was special. A true original."—Chris Evans. 💔 Hollywood pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman. https://t.co/pEM4dGILqE— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 29, 2020