Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as the ‘Black Panther‘ passed away on Saturday at the age of 43 after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer.
Following the confirmation of his passing, fans, friends and film industry folk from around the world honoured his memory and shared touching notes of love and condolences to his grieving family. Adding to the many tributes pouring in, was the brand Amul that is known for its topical artworks also remembered the star.
The official Amul handle put out artwork with the text, “Marvel of an actor. RIP King of Wakanda.”
Boseman’s demise was confirmed by his team in the form of a statement shared on Twitter.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,” the statement read.
Through the statement, the ‘Da 5 Bloods’ actor’s team shared how he had been consistent with work even during this last phase and amid the “surgeries and chemotherapy.”
“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,” the statement read.
“It was the honour of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time,” the statement further read.
Boseman is survived by his wife and his family.
Before starring in Marvel’s superhero flick, Boseman rose to stardom with his characters of Black American icons in ’42’ and ‘Get On Up.’ Everyone from the ‘Avengers’ cast including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and the entire ‘Black Panther’ cast including actors of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, remembered Boseman in touching social media posts.