Chadwick Boseman: Hollywood Mourns Death Of ‘Black Panther’ Star

Celebrities are taking to social media to express their grief over the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday after a four-year battle with color cancer. The stars and filmmakers behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as other celebrities are using various social media platforms to remember Boseman and send their condolences to his loved ones. You can check out some of their messages below.

As shared by his representative, Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III color cancer in 2016 and fought the disease for four years as it progressed to stage IV. The Black Panther star had not revealed his diagnosis to the public. He passed away at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by his wife and loved ones.

Chadwick Boseman began his acting career in television, landing his first role in 2003. Boseman’s big break came much later with his portrayal of baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the Brian Helgeland-directed biopic 42. He then gained further recognition for his work as James Brown in Tate Taylor’s Get on Up.

Following his roles in Jackie Robinson and James Brown, Chadwick Boseman was cast as T’Challa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He made his debut as the iconic Marvel hero in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before reprising the role in the standalone film Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler. Boseman’s Black Panther was then seen in Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Endgame.

Chadwick Boseman was last seen in Spike Lee’s Netflix film Da 5 Bloods. Prior to that, Boseman starred in the Brian Kirk-directed action thriller 21 Bridges, which was produced by Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame helmers Joe and Anthony Russo. His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, is expected to hit Netflix later this year.

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.