Chadwick Boseman death: Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth mourn loss of MCU star, say 'Rest in power'
'What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning,' said Ruffalo
In what comes as a tragedy, 'Black Panther' star, Chadwick Boseman died of cancer. He was 43. Even as the news of his sad death hit the internet, celebs and eminent personalities across the world took to social media to offer their tribute to the late actor.
'Hulk' actor Mark Ruffalo paid tribute to Boseman, saying, "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."
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
'Captain America' actor Chris Evans wrote that he was deeply devastated and Boseman was a 'true original'. His post read, "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."
Chris Hemsworth wrote that Boseman was one of the 'kindest' and most genuine people he knew and shared a throwback photo. "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."
'Deathpool' actor Ryan Reynolds tweeted, 'Such a brutal loss. RIP, Chadwick.'
Such a brutal loss. RIP, Chadwick.— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 29, 2020
Angela Bassett, who played King T'Challa's mother in 'Black Panther', paid tribute to the deceased actor in an elaborate post: “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"
Chris Pratt, who played Star-Lord in 'Avengers: Endgame', tweeted, "My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul."
Jeremy Renner, who played Hawkeye in the Marvel films, said, "Chadwick is an inspiration, a warrior with a big kind heart that I’ll never forget. I’m so deeply heartbroken by his passing. Sending love to the Boseman family ... R.I.P."
Tom Holland, who plays the role of Spider-Man in the films, wrote that he was a "true hero". "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," he posted on Instagram.
Brolin, who played Thanos in the Marvel films, wrote, "I am absolutely floored. Such an amazing, beautiful person. RIP Brother...."
Samuel Jackson, who played Nick Fury in 'Avengers' franchise, said, "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".
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— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 29, 2020
Karen Gillan, who played Nebula in 'Guardians of the Galaxy', shared a photo of Boseman on Instagram with broken heart emoji.
'Thor: Ragnarok' director Taika Waititi wrote, "Devastating news. We lost a great one. Takoto mai rā e te ariki, te rangatira. #chadwickboseman".
Katherine McNamara of 'Arrow' fame said, "Artist. Superhero. Legend. Thank you, @chadwickboseman, for your legacy."
Marvel star Simu Liu expressed his condolences. "I have absolutely no words. Rest in power my brother," he wrote.
I have absolutely no words.— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) August 29, 2020
Rest in power my brother.
'The Flash' star Carlos Valdes was out of words as he just posted a sad emoji.
😔— Carlos Valdes (@Tha_Los) August 29, 2020
'Indigo' star Roxie Striar shared her thoughts as well. "Truly devastated. The world was a brighter, more hopeful, better place with Chadwick Boseman in it. Wakanda Forever."
Truly devastated. 💔 The world was a brighter, more hopeful, better place with Chadwick Boseman in it.— Roxy Striar (@roxystriar) August 29, 2020
Wakanda Forever. pic.twitter.com/EWHSJw7ac1
'Bull' star Freddy Rodriguez took to Twitter with a heartfelt message. "Such an incredible loss. Not only for his friends and family but for the acting community. We were only a couple of years apart so a loss like this is a stunning reality check & puts things into perspective. #RIPChadwickBoseman"
Such an incredible loss. Not only for his friends and family but for the acting community. We were only a couple of years apart so a loss like this is a stunning reality check & puts things into perspective. #RIPChadwickBoseman https://t.co/JA5tMDk30K— Freddy Rodriguez (@FreddyRdriguez) August 29, 2020
La La Anthony wrote: "This hurts sleep in peace King. Just an amazing individual all around https://instagram.com/p/CEdOZ_ZFoJB/?igshid=1su9rqvch1rwp"
This hurts💔sleep in peace King. Just an amazing individual all around 😢 https://t.co/ZQEaBcyUCB— LA LA (@lala) August 29, 2020
'The Great Debate's Baron Vaughn still had a hard time coming to terms with his death. "I'm shocked. And he had to keep this a secret on top of everything. Love to his family. Love to his friends. Love to the people that shared this burden with him. RIP Chadwick Boseman. Long live the king."
I'm shocked. And he had to keep this a secret on top of everything.— Baron Vaughn (@barvonblaq) August 29, 2020
Love to his family. Love to his friends. Love to the people that shared this burden with him.
RIP Chadwick Boseman.
Long live the king. https://t.co/7vRX94Ckoh
As per an AP report, Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist, Nicki Fioravante, told The Associated Press. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more- all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in 'Black Panther'.”
(More tributes to follow)