As the world tries to grasp Chadwick Boseman’s death, his fellow Avengers star has paid tribute to the Black Panther actor.
The 43-year-old passed away in his Los Angeles home, with his wife and family by his side, after suffering from colon cancer for four years.
The actor’s incredible performance as King T’Challa was a generation-defining turn for fans worldwide. Among the tributes, his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars have assembled.
Captain America actor Chris Evans 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.”
Thor’s Chris Hemsworth wrote on Instagram: “Gonna miss you mate. Absolutely heartbreaking. One of the kindest most genuine people I’ve met. Sending love and support to all the family xo RIP.”
Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, said: “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.”
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland posted a photo of Boseman visiting a child in the hospital, writing: “Chadwick, you were even more of a hero off-screen than on. A role model not only to me on set, but to millions of others around the world. You brought joy and happiness to so many and I’m proud to have been able to call you a friend. RIP Chadwick.”
War Machine’s, Don Cheadle wrote: “I will miss you, birthday brother. you were always light and love to me. my god. forever and ever.”
Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury, tweeted: “THANK YOU @chadwickboseman for all you gave us. We needed it & will always cherish it! A talented & giving artist & brother who will be sorely missed… RIP.”
Angela Bassett, who plays King T’Challa’s mother in Black Panther, wrote on Instagram: “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 dead but flown afar…’ All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.’ #WakandaForever”
Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson also described Boseman as “someone who radiated power and peace. Who stood for so much more than himself. Who took the time to really see how you were doing and gave words of encouragement when you felt unsure.”
Larson added: “I’m honored to have the memories I have. The conversations, the laughter. My heart is with you and your family. You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in power and peace my friend.”
Marvel Studios’ chief creative officer Kevin Feige also wrote a statement:
“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible.
He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.