Chadwick Boseman death: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris pay tribute to 'Black Panther' actor who 'inspired generations'

Harris wrote: 'Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference'


                            Chadwick Boseman death: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris pay tribute to 'Black Panther' actor who 'inspired generations'
Joe Biden, Chadwick Boseman, Kamala Harris (Getty Images)

Actor Chadwick Boseman, better known for playing 'Black Panther' died on August 28. The 43-year-old actor passed away after a long battle with cancer, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.

He was at his Los Angeles home when he died, with his wife and family by his side. The internet, celebrities and eminent personalities across the world took to social media to offer their tribute to the late actor.

This included Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as well. Biden wrote on Twitter: "The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the 'Black Panther' to 'Jackie Robinson', he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even superheroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time."



 

Biden's VP candidate Kamala Harris also wrote: "Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family."



 

Former  Attorney General of the United States wrote: "The stories Chadwick Boseman told through his art were always stories of integrity, perseverance, and triumph. Thank you, Chadwick, for inspiring and uplifting us, for celebrating us, and for helping us see the hero in ourselves. Rest in power. Wakanda Forever."

 



 

Rep Hakeem Jeffries wrote: "Deeply saddened by the news that #ChadwickBoseman has left us. Phenomenal actor. Inspirational figure. Great man. May he forever Rest In Power."



 

Politician Charles Booker wrote: "You used your art to inspire millions. You lifted the stories of truth, pain, power, and perseverance. You allowed a generation of young Black men like me to dream. @chadwickboseman, thank you, King. Rest well. Wakanda Forever."



 

Comic book writer Charles Soule said, "Black Panther made a billion dollars because of Chadwick Boseman. But what that performance gave to so many people was worth so much more. RIP."



 

Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison wrote: "I’m deeply saddened by the passing of @chadwickboseman. Through his superb artistry and grace he brought to our lives the passion, courage, intellect and dimensions of remarkable men of reality and fiction. My thoughts are with him and his family."



 

Bernice King, CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, said, "We never know what people are enduring. Humans...we are wonders. Thank you, Chadwick, for gifting us with your greatness in the midst of a painful struggle. "



 

Former  Attorney General of the United States wrote: "The stories Chadwick Boseman told through his art were always stories of integrity, perseverance, and triumph. Thank you, Chadwick, for inspiring and uplifting us, for celebrating us, and for helping us see the hero in ourselves. Rest in power. Wakanda Forever."

 

The actor was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, and attended Howard University. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing. He also attended drama school in London before returning to the US.

In 2008 he moved to LA to pursue acting. His first TV role came in 2003, an episode of 'Third Watch'. He appeared in series such as Law & Order, CSI: NY and ER. In 2008, he played a recurring role on the television series Lincoln Heights and appeared in his first film, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story. His first starring film role came in 42, a film on baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first Black player in major league baseball.

In 2014, he was cast in Draft Day, in which he played an NFL draft prospect. In the same year, he starred as James Brown in 'Get on Up'. In 2016, he appeared as Thoth, a deity from Egyptian mythology, in Gods of Egypt.

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