Chadwick Boseman’s co-stars are shaken by his death; know how they mourned.

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Chadwick Boseman’s death has shocked the world, including many of his co-stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Boseman played the iconic role of T’Challa, the prince-turned-king of the futuristic African nation of Wakanda. Apart from his royal duties, T’Challa also defended his country (and the world) as the superhero Black Panther. Boseman played this role in four Marvel movies: Captain America: Civil WarBlack PantherAvengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

Many of his peers shared sad tributes on social media after his passing, which was caused by colon cancer. Actors such as Angela Bassett, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Forest Whitaker are among those who have shared memories, photos and kind words about the late 43-year-old. Scroll through to read some of the tributes.

Angela Bassett

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“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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Brie Larson

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Chris Pratt

Don Cheadle


Forest Whitaker

Tom Holland

John Kani

Robert Downey Jr.

Marvel Studios saluted Boseman, promising: “Your legacy will live on forever.”

Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito and Walt Disney Company Executive Chairman each tweeted:

Joe and Anthony Russo, who introduced Boseman as Black Panther to the world in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and later directed him in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, posted this statement to social media:

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