A true fighter, Chadwick Boseman persevered through it all, and brought you so many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. Chadwick Boseman died at his Los Angeles home, surrounded by his wife and other family members.
There was an enormous outpouring of grief on social media following the news, with tributes coming from dozens of notable figures, from the Oscar-winning actors Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, to athletes like LeBron James.
As well as Spike Lee and Oprah Winfrey and former president Barack Obama, who wrote, “To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain, what a use of his years.” He was even honored at the beginning of an NBA playoff game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic on Saturday afternoon.
A graduate of Howard University, Chadwick Boseman, was known for portraying influential Black figures like Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall, and also known for being one of the best people out there in Hollywood.
His performance in Black Panther won him an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, with Angela Bassett, one of his co-stars from the film, writing in a moving tribute on Instagram, "This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal.