Best known for his roles as Black Panther and prominent Black leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, and James Brown, Chadwick Boseman died on Friday from colon cancer. He was 43 years old.
Many political leaders and celebrities went to Twitter and Instagram praising Boseman, including Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King III, Michelle Obama, casts of the Marvel movies, and more. ‘The Tonight Show’ Twitter account shared a heartfelt clip of fans explaining the impact of his role in Black Panther.
It was revealed that many of the films he starred in were during and between chemotherapy and surgeries. Aside from his acting career, Boseman was also a humanitarian. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital tweeted, “Two years ago, Chadwick visited the St. Jude campus and brought with him not only toys for our patients but also joy, courage and inspiration.”
Chadwick Boseman’s legacy has inspired millions of lives and will continue to do so for generations.