‘Wakanda Forever, He Is A Hero’ – Fans, Colleagues Pay Tribute To Black Panther Star, Chadwick Boseman
The world has been thrown into a state of mourning over the devastating news of the death of Hollywood star, Chadwick Aaron Boseman.
Boseman’s family made the announcement on his Twitter page on Friday night that he died with his wife 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.”
Social media has since been flooded with tributes from fans, friends and colleagues around the world, mourning the actor who became a household name when he starred in the title role of the Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther.”
Boseman also appeared in other movies like Marshall, 21 bridges, Avengers: End Game, Avengers: Infinity War, Da 5 Bloods, 42, Get on Up.
Chanting the ‘Wakanda Forever’, a salute phrase from the movie ‘Black Panther’ that reverberated around the world, many have gone on to social media to pay their tributes to the late actor.
See some tributes from Twitter users below;
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/qT4hcMhy6V
— Disney (@Disney) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman did all those films after being diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer, in the middle of surgeries and chemo?
Then he didn’t ‘lose the battle against cancer’. He won. He f**king won — because he put that disease in its place until the very end!
— ‘Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) August 29, 2020
I’ll remember your heroism on and off the screen, your smiles and genuine spirit.
— Princewill (@ThePakuma) August 29, 2020
Truly a gentleman superstar on screen and in life. Pure excellence and class and grace. https://t.co/yTCGrwZaJM
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) August 29, 2020
My god the ENTIRE TIME Chadwick Boseman was working in the MCU he carried this with him. Worked through it. Red carpets through it. Interviews through it. I can’t imagine the weight of it in the public eye. What a god damn actor. What a man. This is too awful.
— Jordan Crucchiola (@JorCru) August 29, 2020
To think Chadwick Boseman had cancer and most of his movies had to be filmed in between chemo sessions and surgeries. I’m just in shock.😭💔 pic.twitter.com/JSUk6ZOU7D
— Moji Sensei Delano (@MojiDelanoBlog) August 29, 2020
10 movies in 4 years and didn’t show a sign of sickness. Even visited children with terminal illnesses while having one of his own (that we find out about upon his passing). Chadwick Boseman is a hero on and off screen. pic.twitter.com/Hf8RNXKnqG
— Zen/Ego (@3kJustyn) August 29, 2020
We are deeply hurt by this news, we have lost an icon. Rest in perfect Peace Chadwick Boseman 😞🕊🕊. pic.twitter.com/E4BlqUA9ez
— The49thStreet (@The49thSt) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was a hero off and on tv. He was diagnosed with colon cancer stage III in 2016. Only if we knew these two would be gone in a year😭
Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman ( Wakanda Forever) pic.twitter.com/O6iGinz61Q
— • Bidemi 🔫 • #BBNaija (@Bidemi_xx) August 29, 2020
— MOEED (@iammoeed_) August 29, 2020
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/C4Pqvuio8Z
— Marvel UK & Ireland (@MarvelUK) August 29, 2020
— Alake Olatunde (@AlakeOlatunde) August 29, 2020
Woke up to the news that Chadwick Boseman passed away.
He gave strength & hope to those who had none, while fighting his personal battle.
Thank you for what you’ve done, the lives you’ve touched & impacted will always keep you in their hearts forever.
Rest In Peace Hero pic.twitter.com/sdYPcSfztU
— BabaTunde 🧔🏾 (@AtolagbeAB) August 29, 2020
— Kim~Kimsion (@Kimunyu3) August 29, 2020
Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman!!! Thanks for sharing your gift with the world. You gave us joy and excitement despite fighting your own battles. RIP my King.🥺💔 pic.twitter.com/zFC23G72kV
— 🆔_official (@starkiidd01) August 29, 2020
— Remzi Efe SALTIK (@atananadam) August 29, 2020
Devastated by the sudden loss of Chadwick Boseman. He was a brilliant actor, role model, and inspiration to so many. The legacy he leaves behind will live on forever. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/QNQMZpHJ2N
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 29, 2020
RIP Chadwick Boseman, this feels so unfair. Wakanda Forever. pic.twitter.com/WHT1QoXFWN
— Sasha Grey (@SashaGrey) August 29, 2020
Legends never die, their story will live on. Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman. 🕊 pic.twitter.com/9X7UQchbxY
— ßro olå🍁 (@Bro_olla) August 29, 2020
Yes you might be gone now but generations to come won’t forget these words “God will remove someone who’s blocking your door and put someone else there WHO WILL HOLD IT FOR YOU” RIP King Chadwick Boseman 🖤 Wakanda Forever pic.twitter.com/RbcF0S6KHs
— Albert Josebolaji (@Omobawealthjii) August 29, 2020
I want to remember his kindness, his bright soul, his black pride. I personally do not want to grieve but to celebrate everything he has done. While the pain is there, the love and unity among my black peers overpowers that. May you Rest in Peace Chadwick Boseman❤️ pic.twitter.com/eAwvPm65aG
— kdash🦋🧸💛🎸 (@hunnybambi) August 29, 2020
This is a crushing blow.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) August 29, 2020
May his soul Rest In Peace.