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Oprah Winfrey and Disney boss Bob Iger direct tribute to Chadwick Boseman


Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 after a four year battle with colon cancer.

Oprah Winfrey posted a heartfelt tribute to the Black Panther star shortly after the news.

& # 39; What a gentle SOUL. Shows us all this greatness between surgery and chemotherapy. The courage, the strength, the strength it takes to do that. This is what dignity looks like, ”wrote the 66-year-old media mogul.

Meanwhile, Bob Iger, the executive chairman of the Walt Disney Company, which produces the Marvel films that made Boseman a superstar, also paid tribute to him.

The mogul described Chadwick on his Twitter thread as "an extraordinary talent and one of the gentlest and most gifting souls I have ever met".

Cordial: Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter shortly after the news broadcast to pay a heartfelt tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

Powerful: Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris was "broken" about the untimely death of the actor and wrote: "Heartbroken". My friend and colleague, Bison Chadwick Boseman, was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. & # 39;

Powerful: Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris was "broken" about the untimely death of the actor and wrote: "Heartbroken". My friend and colleague, Bison Chadwick Boseman, was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. & # 39;

Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris was "broken" when the actor passed away prematurely and wrote, "Heartbroken". My friend and colleague, Bison Chadwick Boseman, was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. & # 39;

& # 39; He left early but his life made a difference. I would like to express my condolences to his family, ”tweeted the 55-year-old politician.

Boseman & # 39; s Avengers co-star Chris Pratt left a touching comment on Chadwick's Instagram page.

& # 39; This is such devastating news. We pray for his family. The world has lost an immeasurable talent and a great person, ”wrote Pratt, who plays Peter Quill aka Starlord in the Marvel Universe.

Mark Ruffalo, who played the Hulk in Avengers, also wrote a touching post on his personal Twitter page.

“I just have to say that the tragedies that have accumulated this year were only made worse by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the greats and your greatness has only just begun. Lord love you Rest in power, King, ”he tweeted.

"This is a major blow," wrote Get Out director Jordan Peele on Twitter just minutes after the actor's death was confirmed.

Brie Larson, who appears as Captain Marvel, posted an emotional tribute to the star on Twitter, noting that he "exuded power and peace".

Let's remember him: Chris Pratt, co-star of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's Avengers, left a heartfelt tribute comment on Chadwick's Instagram page shortly after news of his tragic death. Pratt pictured in February

Let's remember him: Chris Pratt, co-star of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's Avengers, left a heartfelt tribute comment on Chadwick's Instagram page shortly after news of his tragic death. Pratt pictured in February

Devestating: & # 39; This is such devastating news. We pray for his family. The world has lost an immeasurable talent and a great person, ”wrote Pratt, who plays Peter Quill aka Starlord in the Marvel Universe. Pratt and Boseman pictured in 2014

Devestating: & # 39; This is such devastating news. We pray for his family. The world has lost an immeasurable talent and a great person, ”wrote Pratt, who plays Peter Quill aka Starlord in the Marvel Universe. Pratt and Boseman pictured in 2014

Touching: Mark Ruffalo, who played the Hulk in Avengers, also wrote a touching post on his personal Twitter page; Ruffalo pictured in 2019

Touching: Mark Ruffalo, who played the Hulk in Avengers, also wrote a touching post on his personal Twitter page; Ruffalo pictured in 2019

Captain Marvel: Brie Larson, who appears as Captain Marvel, posted an emotional tribute to the star on Twitter, noting that he "exuded power and peace."

Captain Marvel: Brie Larson, who appears as Captain Marvel, posted an emotional tribute to the star on Twitter, noting that he "exuded power and peace."

Crushing: "This is a devastating blow," wrote Get Out director Jordan Peele on Twitter just minutes after the actor's death was confirmed

Crushing: "This is a devastating blow," wrote Get Out director Jordan Peele on Twitter just minutes after the actor's death was confirmed

& # 39; [Chadwick] stood for so much more than himself. Who took the time to see how you were doing and gave words of encouragement when you felt unsure. I am honored to have the memories that I have. The conversations, the laughter. My heart is with you and your family. You will be missed and never forgotten.

"Rest in power and peace, my friend," concluded the Oscar winner.

Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, was clearly distraught when he realized how much he would miss Boseman in his Instagram tribute.

Will Be Missed: Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, was clearly upset when he realized how much he would miss Boseman in his Instagram tribute

Will Be Missed: Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, was clearly upset when he realized how much he would miss Boseman in his Instagram tribute

Captain America: Captain America himself, Chris Evans, uploaded a series of photos of himself and Chadwick to his Instagram reflecting on their time together

Captain America: Captain America himself, Chris Evans, uploaded a series of photos of himself and Chadwick to his Instagram reflecting on their time together

Divested: "I am absolutely devastated. This is more than heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. Few artists have such power and versatility," wrote Evans

Divested: "I am absolutely devastated. This is more than heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. Few artists have such power and versatility," wrote Evans

So much to give: & # 39; He still had so much amazing work to do. I am infinitely grateful for our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in power, King, ”concluded the actor at his post

So much to give: & # 39; He still had so much amazing work to do. I am infinitely grateful for our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in power, King, ”concluded the actor at his post

“I'll miss you, buddy. Absolutely heartbreaking. One of the nicest and most sincere people I have met. Sending love and support to the whole family xo RIP @chadwickboseman & # 39; wrote the actor, which included a cute snapshot.

Captain America himself, Chris Evans, has uploaded a series of photos of himself and Chadwick to his Instagram reflecting on their time together.

"I'm absolutely devastated. This is more than heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. Few artists have such power and versatility."

& # 39; He still had so much amazing work to do. I am infinitely grateful for our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in power, King, ”concluded Evans.

Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the Marvel Universe movie Guardians Of The Galaxy, wrote that her "heart is so heavy right now" and that Chadwick's "passing blow [she] hard".

Hits hard: Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the Marvel Universe movie Guardians Of The Galaxy, wrote that her "heart is so heavy right now" and that Chadwick's "passing blow [she] is hard".

Hits hard: Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the Marvel Universe movie Guardians Of The Galaxy, wrote that her "heart is so heavy right now" and that Chadwick's "passing blow [she] is hard".

The Queen: Angela Bassett, who portrayed Chadwick's mother / queen in Black Panther, wrote on Instagram, "It should be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family."

The Queen: Angela Bassett, who portrayed Chadwick's mother / queen in Black Panther, wrote on Instagram, "It should be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family."

Special Reminder: She noticed that Chadwick was reminding me of something during the premiere of the blockbuster film. He whispered that when I got my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student who was to accompany me that day. And here we were years later as friends and colleagues and enjoyed the most wonderful night ever! & # 39;

Special Reminder: She noticed that Chadwick was reminding me of something during the premiere of the blockbuster film. He whispered that when I got my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student who was to accompany me that day. And here we were years later as friends and colleagues and enjoyed the most wonderful night ever! & # 39;

“I will tell my sons about you forever. You were one of the classiest men I have ever met in my life. It was an honor to have shared logs with you on screen and to have crossed with you during the press.

“Although our acquaintance was easy, you always left a lasting impression because of your energy, demeanor and gentle manner. May the universe bring you to your promised country brother, "concluded the 42-year-old actress.

Angela Bassett, who portrayed Chadwick's mother / queen in Black Panther, wrote on Instagram: "It should be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family."

She noticed that Chadwick reminded me of something during the premiere of the blockbuster film. He whispered that when I got my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student who was to accompany me that day. And here we were years later as friends and colleagues and enjoyed the most wonderful night ever! & # 39;

“We'd spent weeks preparing, working, sitting next to each other in makeup chairs every morning, and preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed this full circle experience, ”wrote the actress.

Growing together: “We had spent weeks preparing, working, sitting next to each other in makeup chairs every morning and preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed this full circle experience, ”wrote the actress

Growing together: “We had spent weeks preparing, working, sitting next to each other in makeup chairs every morning and preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed this full circle experience, ”wrote the actress

Wakanda bond: “This young man's commitment was impressive, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, an accomplished artist, a soulful brother ... "You are not dead, you have flown into the distance ...". Everything you owned, Chadwick, you released. Take a rest now, sweet prince. & # 39; #WakandaForever, & # 39; she concluded

Wakanda bond: “This young man's commitment was impressive, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, an accomplished artist, a soulful brother … "You are not dead, you have flown into the distance …". Everything you owned, Chadwick, you released. Take a rest now, sweet prince. & # 39; #WakandaForever, & # 39; she concluded

Take a good rest: & # 39; I have no words ... this shit hurts. Just an all-round good brother. We'll miss you ... Take a rest, King, "wrote comedian Kevin Hart, who posted a snapshot of him and Boseman on his Instagram page on Friday

Take a good rest: & # 39; I have no words … this shit hurts. Just an all-round good brother. We'll miss you … Take a rest, King, "wrote comedian Kevin Hart, who posted a snapshot of him and Boseman on his Instagram page on Friday

This young man's commitment was impressive, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, an accomplished artist, a soulful brother … "You are not dead, you have flown into the distance …". Everything you owned, Chadwick, you released. Take a rest now, sweet prince. & # 39; #WakandaForever & # 39;

Chance the rapper went to the comment section of Boseman's Instagram page, where his family's statement was posted to write, 'Wow. We love you so much Thank you for being so nice. You are sorely missed. God bless you. & # 39;

& # 39; I have no words … it doesn't hurt. Just an all-round good brother. We'll miss you … Take a rest, King, "wrote comedian Kevin Hart, who posted a snapshot of him and Boseman on his Instagram page on Friday.

Jada Pinkett-Smith posted an affectionate comment on Chadwick's Instagram urging the late actor to rest.

Wow: Chance the rapper went to the comment section of Boseman's Instagram page where his family's statement was posted to write, 'Wow. We love you so much Thank you for being so nice. You are sorely missed. God bless you & # 39;

Wow: Chance the rapper went to the comment section of Boseman's Instagram page where his family's statement was posted to write, 'Wow. We love you so much Thank you for being so nice. You are sorely missed. God bless you & # 39;

Rest in love: Jada Pinkett-Smith posted an affectionate comment on Chadwick's Instagram urging the late actor to rest in love.

Rest in love: Jada Pinkett-Smith posted an affectionate comment on Chadwick's Instagram urging the late actor to rest in love.

Speechless: Taraji P. Henson was clearly shocked by the news and could barely leave a comment in which he wrote: & # 39; JESUS! & # 39;

Speechless: Taraji P. Henson was clearly shocked by the news and could barely leave a comment in which he wrote: & # 39; JESUS! & # 39;

Nothing but love: Kate Hudson, like many, found Chadwick's death "devastating" and wished nothing but "love for his family".

Nothing but love: Kate Hudson, like many, found Chadwick's death "devastating" and wished nothing but "love for his family".

Too early: & # 39; This is too heartbreaking. Gone way too early, "wrote singer The Weeknd, followed by a heartbroken emoji and" RIP ".

Too early: & # 39; This is too heartbreaking. Gone way too early, "wrote singer The Weeknd, followed by a heartbroken emoji and" RIP ".

Taraji P. Henson was clearly shocked by the news and could barely comment: & # 39; JESUS! & # 39;

Kate Hudson, like many others, found Chadwick's death "devastating" and wanted nothing but "love for his family".

& # 39; that's too heartbreaking. Gone way too early, "wrote singer The Weeknd, followed by a heartbroken emoji and" RIP ".

Halle Berry paid homage to Chadwick, describing him as "an incredible man of immeasurable talent who supported himself in life behind the scenes despite his personal struggle".

She continued, “May we use this as a reminder that you never really know what people around you might be going through – treat them with kindness and value every minute you have together. RIP #ChadwickBoseman. & # 39;

Incredible: Halle Berry paid homage to Chadwick, describing him as "an incredible man of immeasurable talent who supported himself in life behind the scenes despite his personal struggle".

Incredible: Halle Berry paid homage to Chadwick, describing him as "an incredible man of immeasurable talent who supported himself in life behind the scenes despite his personal struggle".

Marvel: & # 39; Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman's family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace, ”Marvel wrote on Instagram

Marvel: & # 39; Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman's family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in peace, ”Marvel wrote on Instagram

The Black Panther star died Friday at his Los Angeles home surrounded by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and other family members, publicist Nicki Fioravante confirmed to the Associated Press.

Boseman, who was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, never spoke publicly about his diagnosis. It finally went on to the fourth stage.

"A true fighter, Chadwick went through it all and brought you many of the films you loved so much," wrote Chadwick's grieving family in a statement.

Black Panther: RIP: Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 after surviving a four-year battle with colon cancer. Chadwick pictured in Black Panther in 2018

Black Panther: RIP: Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 after surviving a four-year battle with colon cancer. Chadwick pictured in Black Panther in 2018

“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several others were filmed during and between countless operations and chemotherapy. It was his career honor to bring King T & # 39; Challah to life in Black Panther, ”the statement concluded.

Boseman became a household name in 2018 with his role as the young King T & # 39; Challa in Marvel's blockbuster superhero film Black Panther.

After news of Chadwick's death broke, celebrities immediately used social media to offer condolences to the actor's family and to remind them of his extraordinary life.

Family Words: Chadwick's family and publicist confirmed his death in a statement posted on the actor's official Twitter account on Friday

Family Words: Chadwick's family and publicist confirmed his death in a statement posted on the actor's official Twitter account on Friday

Surrounded by love: The Black Panther star died Friday at his Los Angeles home surrounded by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and other family members, publicist Nicki Fioravante confirmed to the Associated Press. Taylor and Chadwick pictured in 2019

Surrounded by love: The Black Panther star died Friday at his Los Angeles home surrounded by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and other family members, publicist Nicki Fioravante confirmed to the Associated Press. Taylor and Chadwick pictured in 2019