August 29, 2020
It is an extremely sad day for Marvel fans all over the world as Chadwick Boseman, the actor who portrayed Black Panther on the big screen, has recently died.
Boseman, who was a big and important cast member in "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame" drew his last breath on Friday at the age of 43.
The charismatic actor succumbed to stage IV colon cancer, which he was first diagnosed with back in 2016. and has now been remembered by several of his friends and colleagues.
"Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" actor Chadwick Boseman at The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
HE TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES
Tom Holland, who played the role of Peter Parker (Spider-Man) in Marvel's latest flicks, was among the first to honor Boseman's memory with a sweet tribute.
According to the 24-year-old, Boseman was a hero on and off-screen, as well as a role model for him and millions of people around the world, to whom he brought so much joy and happiness.
Holland, who shared a picture of the late actor visiting a fan in the hospital, even said that he was proud of being able to call Boseman a friend.
Boseman died peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and family.
Chris Hemsworth, the man behind Thor, the God of Thunder, also took to social media to post a picture of himself with Boseman, whom he described as one of the kindest and most genuine people he's ever met.
Captain America himself, Chris Evans, was very fond of the late 43-year-old and admitted that he was left devastated and heartbroken upon learning of his death. He added:
"Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. Few performers have such power and versatility. He had so much amazing work still left to create."
Evans finished his tribute by saying that he is endlessly grateful for Boseman's friendship while calling him King, a reference to Black Panther's alter ego, King T'Challa.
HE SHALL BE SORELY MISSED
Mark Ruffalo, who portrays Dr. Bruce Banner (Hulk) in the Marvel films, also remembered Boseman and praised his "immense talent," claiming that he was one of the all-time greats even though it was only beginning.