Marvel stars took to social media to pay tribute and to honor Chadwick Boseman who passed away at 43 because of colon cancer.
Chadwick appeared in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, headlined Black Panther in 2018, and starred in the final installments of Avengers in 2018 (Avengers: Infinity War) and 2019 (Avengers: Endgame), respectively.
See their messages for the late actor below:
Robert Downey Jr.:
I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. Few performers have such power and versatility. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in power, King. 💙
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
“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
Marvel Studios also posted a message following the death of the actor.
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
Fellow actors outside the Marvel universe also posted their tribute for Chadwick.
I’m so shocked and sad.. RIP Chadwick 💔💔💔 I’m sending my condolences to all the family.. pic.twitter.com/k7mrxeq8Fh— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) August 29, 2020
I didn’t know him as well as I wish I could have, but every interaction we shared was full of kindness, depth, and warmth. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they navigate this new and uncharted road ahead. Rest in power #chadwickboseman. Thank you for the light you shared and shined. #wakandaforever 🙏
On Saturday, August 29 (PH time), a statement was posted on Chadwick's Twitter page relaying that the actor died after battling colon cancer since 2016.
"Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," the statement said.