Rest in power, King: Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and the other Avengers assemble to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman


Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman passed away of colon cancer at 43, his family said in a statement this morning. The actor had been battling cancer for four years. The statement issued on his Twitter account read, "He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side." Soon after, fans paid their last respect as they wrote, 'Wakanda Forever' in their tribute messages. 

Following the news of his death, social media has been deluged by tributes for the Black Panther star, with heartfelt condolences pouring in from Chadwick's Avengers co-stars and other friends from Hollywood.

"All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of Chadwick Boseman. 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," tweeted Mark Ruffalo, who features as Hulk in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.

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Actor Chris Evans, who co-starred with Chadwick as Captain America, tweeted, "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."

Chris Hemsworth, the Thor of Avenger films, wrote: "Gonna miss you mate. Absolutely heartbreaking. One of the kindest most genuine people I've met."

Actress Angela Bassett, who played Queen Ramonda in Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther film, poured her heart out in an Instagram post.


“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day. And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full circle experience. This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother...”thou aren’t not dead but flown afar...”. All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.” #WakandaForever

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Chris Pratt, Star-Lord of Avenger films, tweeted, "My prayers go out to Chadwick's family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul."

Actress Brie Larson, who co-starred with Chadwick as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame, shared the broken heart emoji along with a photo with him and an emotional note.

Heartfelt tributes for Chadwick also poured in from other members of the Hollywood fraternity and other celebrities.

(Source: Instagram/Twitter)