Hollywood mourns loss of ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman

Published August 29, 2020, 7:50 PM

by Neil Ramos

Hollywood stars took to social media their expression of sadness following the announcement that Chadwick Boseman of “Black Panther” fame had died after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

Chadwick Boseman
In this file photo taken on February 24, 2019 US actor Chadwick Boseman arrives for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Viola Davis, the Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress, said: “Chadwick… no words to express my devastation of losing you. Your talent, your spirit, your heart, your authenticity… It was an honor working beside you, getting to know you….Rest well prince…May flights of angels sing thee to thy heavenly rest. I love you!”

Halle Berry, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for drama film Monster’s Ball, tweeted: “Here’s to an incredible man with immeasurable talent, who leaned into life regardless of his personal battles. You never truly know what the people around you might be going through – treat them with kindness and cherish every minute you have together. RIP #ChadwickBoseman.”

Canadian actor-entrepreneur Ryan Reynolds tweeted: “Such a brutal loss. RIP, Chadwick.”

Jordan Peele, an American comedian, director, and producer, tweeted: “This is a crushing blow.”

American filmmaker-comedian Kevin Smith said: “He was nice and a little nervous, but very regal – like T’challa and so talented. This is heartbreaking. 43 is too (young) to die. My heart goes out to his family and fellow fans tonight.”

American football player-turned actor Carl Weathers: “Condolences to the Boseman family. Your loss is also our loss. Chadwick’s talent and presence has affected us all. His STAR will continue to shine. We mourn with you. May he Rest In Peace.”

Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award awarded Sharon Stone: “Chadwick Boseman; it is unimaginable to me as a mom, that you are gone. Our family sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to yours. Godspeed.”

Alyssa Milano: “Rest In Peace Chadwick. Gone way too soon. Talent beyond.”

Chris Pratt: “My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul.”

Martin Lawrence: “I am beyond shocked to hear of the passing of Chadwick Boseman. He had an amazing energy that you could feel when you were with him. Much love and prayers to his family.  May he Rest In Peace.”

Rest in power, King

Mark Ruffalo: “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.”

Chris Evans: “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.”

Dwayne Johnson: “Hard to hear about this. Rest in love, brother. Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family.”

Don Cheadle: “I will miss you, birthday brother. You were always light and love to me.”

John Legend: I’m so shocked and heartbroken about Chadwick. He was such a bright light, such a gifted performer. He brought grace, elegance and power to everything he did. He always seemed to carry our ancestors with him. And now he joins them far too soon.”

Brie Larson shared an image with Boseman, writing he was someone who “radiated power and peace.”