Hail to the King: Hollywood Reacts to Chadwick Boseman’s Death
Last night brought the shocking news that actor Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, 42, 21 Bridges) had passed away tragically at the age of 43. According to his family, the actor was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, though never spoke about his fight publicly. Now Boseman’s friends, fans and contemporaries in Hollywood are reacting to the news of a supremely talented actor taken far too young.
“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating. He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend,” Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Marvel said in a statement Friday night. “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.”