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Stephanie Mills' Special Needs Son Nick Poses with Chadwick Boseman in a Throwback Photo

Kagweni Micheni
Sep 01, 2020
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Stephanie Mills is honoring Chadwick Boseman by sharing a photo of the late actor with her son. Check out the touching tribute now. 

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Last week, fans and celebrities around the world were met with the shocking news that actor Chadwick Boseman had passed away.

Representatives for the Marvel star confirmed the news, revealing that he had died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. 

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Fans were blindsided by the news, mainly as Boseman had never spoken about his disease, and since, celebrities have been paying their respects to the actor. 

One of these is director Jordan Peele, who called the news a "crushing blow," while Angela Basset, who played Boseman's mother on "Black Panther," said:

"This young man's dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother."

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 Other stars who honored Boseman also included his Marvel costars Chris Evans and Chris Pratt who wrote that the world had lost a great person. 

Joey King also praised the man, thanking him for all the work he had done while undergoing chemotherapy, including "Marshall" and "Da 5 Bloods."

Marvel's "Black Panther" landed in the top five most popular movies on Apple and Amazon.

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Other celebrities that paid tribute to Boseman include Viola Davis and Mark Ruffalo who shared photos of their children with their "Black Panther" toys. 

Stephanie Mills also paid tribute to the actor, sharing a photo of herself and her disabled son with Boseman writing:

"I am heartbroken to hear about one of our kings passing away. I truly fanned out when I met this man. #ChadwickBoseman you helped bring so much unity to our community."

Chadwick Boseman speaks onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

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After he passed away, Marvel's "Black Panther" landed in the top five most popular movies on Apple and Amazon charts. 

Disney Plus, which also streams the superhero movie, featured the movie poster in their top carousel window in remembrance of Boseman. 

Fans will also now have to wait a little longer to watch his last movie, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which was initially scheduled to be released this week. 

The preview was canceled in respect for the late star, with no new date being set for the movie based on August Wilson's play.

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