‘Wakanda Forever’: Oprah, Chris Evans mourn loss of ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman

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    Famous friends Oprah Winfrey and Chris Evans are taking to social media to mourn ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday of cancer.

    Chadwick Boseman had been battling colon cancer since 2016, according to a family statement.

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    Fans and friends are taking to social media to mourn the loss of « Black Panther » star Chadwick Boseman.

    Boseman, who died at age 43 after quietly battling colon cancer for four years, had portrayed Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall in his film career. But he’s best known as « Black Panther » star T’Challa, Marvel’s groundbreaking Black superhero.

    On Friday, tributes poured in for Boseman on social media. Reaction ranged from colleagues recalling what the actor was like in real life to fans commenting on the impact he had on their lives.

    Whoopi Goldberg remembered him as « 1 of my all time favorite people on the planet » and a « wonderful actor & a truly nice man. »

    1 of my all time favorite people on the planet Chadwick Boseman has passed away after a 4 years of fighting cancer. An wonderful actor & a truly nice man. R.IP. condolences to his family

    Oprah Winfrey tweeted, « What a gentle gifted SOUL. Showing us all that Greatness in between surgeries in chemo. The courage, the strength, the Power it takes to do that. This is what Dignity looks like. »

    What a gentle gifted SOUL. Showing us all that Greatness in between surgeries and chemo. The courage, the strength, the Power it takes to do that. This is what Dignity looks like. https://t.co/U3OOnJVS42

    « May you have a beautiful return, King, » filmmaker Ava DuVernay wrote. « We will miss you so. »

    « Here’s to an incredible man with immeasurable talent, who leaned into life regardless of his personal battles, » Halle Berry wrote, sharing a photo of Boseman. « You never truly know what the people around you might be going through – treat them with kindness and cherish every minute you have together. »

    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 #ChadwickBosemanpic.twitter.com/NaNC5GKuut

    « Truly a gentleman superstar on screen and in life, »Â Gabrielle Union tweeted. « Pure excellence and class and grace. »

    Truly a gentleman superstar on screen and in life. Pure excellence and class and grace. https://t.co/yTCGrwZaJM

    « I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking, » wrote « Captain America » star Chris Evans along with two photos. « Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King. »

    I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King💙 pic.twitter.com/oBERXlw66Z

    Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in « Guardians of the Galaxy, » wrote that she’s going to have to tell her children « that T’Challa has passed. » She asked, « What other king can I tell them about now? »

    I’m gonna have to tell Cy, Bowie and Zen that T’Challa has passed. What other king can I tell them about now? pic.twitter.com/AFEFxJOFd5

    « What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning, » tweeted Hulk and co-star Mark Ruffalo. « It was the highest honor getting to work with you and getting to know you. What a generous and sincere human being. »

    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.

    Dave Bautista, also a Marvel colleague, tweeted the hashtag #WakandaForever with a photo of himself in a Black Panther shirt. 

    « A true king, » Kerry Washington said about Boseman. « A warrior of light til the very end. »

    A warrior of light til the very end. A true king. I am without words. May he rise in power. https://t.co/50nfbvZpAq

    « A deeply gifted man is gone too soon, » tweeted actor Mark Hamill  (who has encouragingly patted Boseman’s shoulder on TV). « His memory will blaze on fiercely … from here to eternity. »

    Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse…A deeply gifted man is gone too soon. His memory will blaze on fiercely… from here to eternity.#ripChadwickhttps://t.co/CBVoNBpuII

    Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted that Boseman « inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. »

    The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time.

    Sen. Kamala Harris wrote that her friend Boseman was « brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. » She continued, with a picture of the two of them: « He left too early but his life made a difference. »

    Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/C5xGkUi9oZ

    Chadwick Boseman was a hero to me. Seeing him rise out of SC and become so successful, bc of him I knew I would be able to as well. Such an inspiration. RIP. 🕊

     Actress Melissa Fumero called Boseman one of her favorite actors. « This is crushingly sad, » she wrote.

    This is crushingly sad. He is one of my favorite actors. Lots of love to his family and may he Rest In Peace. https://t.co/1Ewj2qB1t2

    This is heartbreaking. Truly humbling and so sad. Love and light to all those celebrating his life tonight. #RIPhttps://t.co/LupmsRbGeK

    Journalist Jemele Hill remembered positive interactions with Boseman. « Incredibly sweet guy. So humble and unassuming. Just really praying for his family and love ones, » she said.

    Interacted with Chadwick several times. Incredibly sweet guy. So humble, and unassuming. Just really praying for his family and loved ones.



    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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