en-Legends never die, they are written down in eternity...
Tributes pour as the 28th of August 2020 marks the death of Chadwick Boseman best known for his role as King T'Challa in the marvel movie The Black Panther. The actor gave up the ghost at his home in Los Angeles in the loving arms of his wife and family.
Chadwick Boseman's death came as a shock to fans and the film world, in general. Get Out director Jordan Peele describes it as “a crushing blow".
Born in South Carolina as the son of a nurse and an upholstery entrepreneur, Boseman is a graduate of Howard University in Washington DC.
Despite playing roles on television, it wasn't until 2013 that he hit the big time at 42.
Despite Boseman being diagnosed with stage iii colon cancer, he kept on giving his best shot until it’s time of ascent to stage iv. The actor’s family came out to say that he was "A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,".
"During the filming of Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more – Boseman filmed with the aid of countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It remained the integrity of his occupation to convey King T'Challa in Black Panther accurately."
Twitter and other social media platforms have been overrun by tributes from other actors and fans alike.
Social media has #WakandaForever trending because of this.
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. 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.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/DyibBLoBxz— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 29, 2020
May you have a beautiful return, King. We will miss you so. pic.twitter.com/jdip3RHoXb— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 29, 2020
Mr. Boseman leveled the playing field while fighting for his life... That’s heroism. I’ll remember the good times, the laughter, and the way he changed the game... #chadwickforever @chadwickboseman pic.twitter.com/IFfCSmLrhR— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman brought life to so many characters like the soul singer James Brown in 2014's Get on Up. But it was the 2018 Black Panther in which he starred as the King of Wakanda a fictitious African nation with technological advancements that supersedes the rest of the globe. The movie garnered over 1.3billion dollars in revenue and struck a milestone with most of the cast being black and a black director, Ryan Coogler, Chadwick Boseman also said that the movie changed what it meant to be "young, gifted and black".
Boseman acted as the Black Panther in other Marvel films such as Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Black Panther 2 was due for a sequel in 2022 with Chadwick Boseman taking the role again but with this, it seems like a second movie isn’t very likely to be released.
I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 29, 2020
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? pic.twitter.com/oBERXlw66Z
Though the king has been slain Wakanda will truly stand forever as this iconic actor Chadwick Boseman will be remembered for more years to come. It’s not over #WakandaForever Rest in Peace Chadwick Boseman AKA the Black Panther.