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Denzel, Jordan Peele and other Hollywood stars pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Hollywood has paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman, following his death at the age of 43 after a secret four-year battle with colon cancer.

The Black Panther actor passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, after a secret, four-year battle with colon cancer and Hollywood rushed to pay tribute to the late star.

Marvel president Kevin Feige said: “Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.”

Marvel added: “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.”

Disney’s Bob Iger tweeted: “We are all heartbroken by the tragic loss of #chadwickboseman — an extraordinary talent, and one of the most gentle and giving souls I have ever met. He brought enormous strength, dignity and depth to his groundbreaking role of Black Panther; shattering myths and stereotypes, becoming a long-awaited hero to millions around the world, and inspiring us all to dream bigger and demand more than the status quo. We mourn all that he was, as well as everything he was destined to become. For his friends and millions of fans, his absence from the screen is only eclipsed by his absence from our lives. All of us at Disney send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to his family.”

Denzel Washington told The Hollywood Reporter: “He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman.”

Halle Berry wrote on social media: “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.”

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