“A true fighter, Chadwick has persevered through it all and brought you many films that you love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to August Wilson and several others, all have been shot during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy, ”the post said.
The post added that it was “the honor of his career” to play King T’Challa in “Black Panther”. In August 2019, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced that “Black Panther 2” would be released in May 2022.
Boseman had not publicly disclosed his battle with cancer, according to the Associated Press.
Boseman was born in South Carolina and graduated from Howard University, the AP said. He starred in various television shows in the early 2000s before getting the starring role of Jackie Robinson, the first black person to play in Major League Baseball, in the 2013 movie “42,” according to IMDB.
From there, he played the role of James Brown in the 2014 film “Get On Up”, Andre Davis in the 2019 film “21 Bridges” and Stormin ‘Norman in this year’s “Da 5 Bloods”.
His death came on the day Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, usually celebrated on April 15.
Major League Baseball tweeted that “his transcendent performance in ’42’ will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle for telling Jackie’s story to the public for generations to come. ”
Fans and colleagues have shared grieving messages online.
Director Ava DuVernay posted a photo of the ancestral Wakanda plane from “Black Panther,” telling Boseman, “May you have a nice comeback, King. We will miss you so much. “
Marvel Studios tweeted a photo of Boseman wearing the costume for his iconic role, writing, “Our hearts are broken. … Your heritage will live on forever ”.
The company also tweeted a series of photos of Boseman from Marvel sets and his fellow cast members.
Chris Evans, who starred in the Marvel “Avengers” films alongside Boseman, tweeted that he is “absolutely devastated” and that Boseman’s death is “beyond heartbreak”.
“Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He still had so much amazing work to create, ”said Evans. “I am infinitely grateful for our friendship. “
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted a photo of herself and Boseman, saying she was “sorry.” Boseman’s last tweet before his death was a photo of him and Harris encouraging people to vote.
“My friend and colleague Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned and humble,” she wrote. “He left too early but his life made a difference. ”
She also attended Howard University, whose mascot is the bison.