Chadwick Boseman has passed away at 43 after a battle with colon cancer

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Beloved actor Chadwick Boseman has passed away after a four year battle with stage four colon cancer. During that time he filmed and starred in Black Panther, Da 5 Bloods, Marshall, 21 Bridges and more. He’s played James Brown, Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, a god and a superhero. He was an incredible actor and he was so admired. He was such a stand up guy we didn’t talk about him much, except when he said profound and true things and when we were worried about his weight loss earlier this year. The announcement was made on his official twitter account. He passed at home surrounded by his family. Chadwick did not reveal his diagnosis to the public prior to his passing. The statement from his account revealed that he’s been undergoing treatment while filming.

I’m so sad and I’m thinking of his family, his friends all the young people who looked up to him. He had so many roles left to play and his fans and colleagues are gutted. He was a superhero, this is a huge loss and he will be sorely missed.

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  1. Melissa says:

    This one just hurt. That smile, that energy…damn.

  2. amiloo says:

    So incredibly sad!

    • clomo says:

      Super sad, I saw a clip of him on a show talking about 2 kids with cancer who just wanted to live long enough to see Black Panther because they had cancer, this was while he was 2 years in on his fight and he starting crying and now I’m chopping onions.

  3. Lisa says:

    This is terrible

  4. MF says:

    Gut wrenching. He was so young, so talented. I can’t imagine how his family is feeling.

  5. McMom says:

    Colon cancer?? At 43?! Life, I just don’t get you sometimes.

  6. Robin says:

    I’m so bummed. We were all so worried for him. I just feel sick about this.

  7. Meowbea says:

    RIP Chadwick Boseman. He made such an impression! This news made me really sad. 💔

  8. Marjorie says:

    Thank you so much for putting up this post at this hour. What a devastating loss.

  9. Cali says:

    This is so damn sad 😢 i saw picture of him over the past years that caused me to worry about his health but brushed it off as related to a movie roll. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” Rest In Peace😔

    • E.D. says:

      Agreed.
      We all saw photos of him looking shockingly thin of late.
      Maybe we can all remember this and be a little kinder when we judge on here?
      As commentators, we never truly know what’s going on with the people we comment on.
      #f*ckcancer

      • LW says:

        I agree, this is truly heartbreaking and unbelievable. I hope in the future we can stop commenting on people’s bodies even out of concern. We never know what someone is going through.

      • Cali says:

        He received some nasty comments online that accused him of having AIDS…🙄😒 and I hope all of those asshats feel bad right now because this man was fighting for his life, AIDS wouldn’t have mattered either way, but there is so much speculation when a celebrity dramatically loses weight.

    • Cali says:

      *pictures *role

  10. FHMom says:

    I’m speechless. This is so sad. Too, too young.

  11. EMc says:

    This one made my chest hurt. So terribly, terribly sad.

  12. Marjorie says:

    Adding: when cancer finds you, it owns the rest of your life. We have a thousand treatments but if it gets a chance it will beat each and every one. We are getting so much better at beating it back, but cancer has the upper hand.

    So much admiration to Chadwick for the amazing work he did for the last four years, his humor (his fashion, right?) And his generosity.

  13. Sayrah says:

    So very sad to hear this news. This year can f right off.

  14. Reece says:

    When one of the inherently good people in this world passes and there’s hole left. I doesn’t matter if you knew them or not you still feel it. That’s what this is. A hole.
    RIP Chadwick

    • Sid says:

      Beautifully put. He seemed to have such an elegant, kind spirit that screamed “genuine.” You saw it in his brilliant acting too. I am tearing up over this.

  15. Leah says:

    Way too young, Rest In Peace.

  16. C-Shell says:

    I’m with Issa Rae on this blow after countless others — This is a tragedy, and I think I’m broken. I hope his family and friends are feeling all the love pouring out for this unfathomable loss. 😭

  17. TIFFANY says:

    I am struggling.

    I am so done with 2020.

  18. Soapboxpudding says:

    He leaves an incredible legacy…and to do most of it all while battle for his life. It must have given him so much comfort to know he would live forever as Black Panther.

  19. Veronica S. says:

    This one hit me unexpectedly hard, guys. He’s only a decade older than me. He just starred in a mega hit film. He was seeing that career take off. I can’t even imagine what his wife is going through, what she has been going through. I hope his family is given all the support they need during this time.

  20. Jamie says:

    Reading this absolutely broke me. Just when I thought this year couldn’t hurt any worse than it already has. I feel for his family. I feel for all the kids who looked up to him. Rest in peace, Chadwick.

  21. nicegirl says:

    F everything

  22. Dear Abby says:

    Did he finish filming that film about an irl black samurai? It sounds as a very interesting film, and I can see him getting his posthumous awards for it.

    Needless to say, this is a great loss for the world of cinema and arts.

  23. Sunnee says:

    You could tell that he was a Lovely human being. Always measured And thoughtful but mostly HONEST with his words. He pulled no punches and spoke up. This is so very sad. Brilliant actor, steadfast performer and kind human. His words about being thrilled to have Mrs Robinson come to the set showed how open and welcoming he was. His speech about being Young, Gifted and Black was so deep and heartfelt.

  24. Liz version 700 says:

    This is gutting. Why do we lose the brightest stars so young. He was a class act.

  25. Lexistential says:

    Heartbroken. This loss has punched hard. Way way WAY too young.

    Wakanda Forever.

  26. Nina Simone says:

    I’m just shattered and can barely find the words. He meant so much to me. Black panther came at such a pivotal time for me, for a lot of us and I will always cherish and celebrate his life. Rest in Power King. Eternal power.

  27. Faye G says:

    This is so gut wrenching, I had no idea he was ill. What an incredible actor and human. Rest In Peace

  28. Shannon says:

    This year has sucked.

    I am truly saddened by this news. He was so young…

  29. Naddie says:

    May he be welcome to a fair existence, unlike this one that allows amazing people to die so young. An outstanding human being, he will be missed.

  30. Genessee says:

    This one just hurts. It hits different than most. He was way too young.

    To think he was filming all those movies while undergoing surgeries and chemo as well and being so gracious and smiley while doing press to boot? Gut-wrenching.

    Rest in Peace/Power Chadwick.

    • Dear Abby says:

      “To think he was filming all those movies while undergoing surgeries and chemo as well and being so gracious and smiley while doing press to boot”

      That’s what’s so impressive about the whole thing. He was ill, terminally ill. He was dying and still made time for all the people touched by his work.

      The more I think about this the more it saddens me.

      • Noki says:

        And he was so gracious about it all,while people were speculating about the state of his health. We never know what fight people are enduring so just be kind.

      • Q says:

        Yep 😢

        This one’s hard.

      • Alexandria says:

        Yes and then we have people complaining about not wearing masks because they can’t breathe…SMH.

        I was thinking he could also be working so hard while being ill so that his family could be comfortable after he was gone.

        Anyways, I wish the family love and strength during this time…

    • Myra says:

      It is incredibly gut-wrenching when you think back about all the times we had seen him and celebrated him and he was fighting a terrible illness. Also, how much worse can 2020 get?

      Rest in Power, Chadwick.

    • megs283 says:

      I can’t get over that he did ALL that while undergoing treatment. My uncle died three years ago from colon cancer, at the age of 53. He also survived four years from diagnosis. Those were a tough, hard four years. He suffered relentlessly, but he kept working so that he could provide for his family (my aunt and my two -at the time – teen cousins) and so that the people who worked under him were cared for. He worked until one week before he died to make sure his employees received their bonuses.

      My heart breaks for Chadwick’s family, and for his young fans. And for us. He seemed like an incredible person who is gone, 60 years too soon.

  31. MissMarierose says:

    What a terrible loss. He was incredibly talented.

    Shocking that he died so young and that the man who brilliantly played Jackie Robinson died on Jackie Robinson Day.

  32. Mally says:

    This is shocking. It makes me sick to my stomach. Such a loss to bear—I feel for him and his family. I can’t imagine. Kobe & Gianna, Chadwick, and of course a number of others whose names and losses we carry. This year is fucking awful, my goodness.

  33. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    Terrible news; terribly sad. He was so young.

  34. Blueskies says:

    Shocking and incredibly sad news, I had to read the headline a few times. A magnificent actor and a beautiful human being. He was spell-binding as James Brown in Get On Up. May he rest in peace.

  35. Lady D says:

    What a heartbreaking, tragic loss. Condolences to his family.

  36. Alexandria says:

    Beautiful angels leave us early.

    Rest in peace.

  37. Bibi says:

    I’m heartbroken, Been crying non-stop for an hour. May he rest in peace.

    • bamaborn says:

      Bibi, it is hard. But take comfort in the fact he was probably suffering a lot and is now free. Rest young brother!

  38. Courtney B says:

    My daughter called me from college when the news broke. Just horrible and sad. I remember him in 42 and thinking he was going to be an actor to really watch. Chris Evans paid a great tribute on twitter as did mark Ruffalo. Kevin Feige put out a beautiful statement. I imagine other MCU tributes will pour in.

  39. Pandabird says:

    I thought this was some kind of a sick joke at first then saw that it was real. 2020 can f* off!

  40. Sam the Pink says:

    So terribly sad, and scary! A colon cancer diagnosis at 38 is rare. Most people can’t get screened until 50 – or 40 if you are high risk. He was diagnosed at 38! What might have been different if we allowed earlier screenings? And now we know that he did Black Panther, all those films, all while dealing with this looming over him. Maybe a part of him knew the his time was likely limited and maybe that’s why he tried to leave us with such a legacy to enjoy. We should be thankful that he did.

    • Clarice says:

      Colon cancer diagnosis and death In young people is on a huge rise and it’s terrifying. A childhood friend of mine died several years ago from it – she was in her early thirties and kept getting misdiagnosed because no one thought that’s what it could be. I myself had to get a colonoscopy in February at 36. It’s out there and the rising stats are scary. I think 50 is way too late to start routine screening.

      • megs283 says:

        @Clarice, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. A woman in her 30s… who would have thought. :-(

      • Abby says:

        In 2008, my husband’s beloved cousin was diagnosed with colon cancer and died six weeks later, at the age of 22. It was so unexpected, and she was SO YOUNG. Everyone in the family in her generation got colonoscopies after that.

    • L84Tea says:

      Sadly, it’s not as rare as you think. I code for hematology/oncology and read doctors progress notes all day long. You’d be shocked how many young people are walking around with the most horrible diagnosis’. I so wish we lived in a world where that was not reality. Anyways, I feel so awful for his family and admire him so much more knowing he was battling this while working and churning out amazing roles. May he rest in peace and power.

    • megs283 says:

      I agree. People need to GET CHECKED if they notice anything!!!! A family friend was diagnosed at the age of 39. He was really lucky that it was caught. He was injured playing hockey with his kids. While at the doctor for a broken something or other, the doctor asked if anything else was bothering him, and he said “well, there’s been some blood in my stool.” He hadn’t even told his wife. Thankfully, he’s in remission now – all because that doctor asked that question.

      Also, someone who I went to college with passed away last year from colon cancer. He was 38. WTF.

  41. Winechampion says:

    This is a horrible loss. He was so, so talented, absolutely magnetic. His performance in Get on Up was the one that made me sit up and go “who is THIS?” Awful. He was a bright star.

  42. tmbg says:

    This is awful. My grandfather died from it in his 40s but he was an alcoholic, which probably played a role in it. If it’s in your family though, get those colonoscopies starting at 40. They’re not fun but a small inconvenience compared to what can happen.

    RIP, Chadwick. ❤️

  43. ennie says:

    Crying here.

  44. Alibeebee says:

    This hurts so much and cuts deep. He seemed like a genuine and open Person. He was t’challa no one can replace him ! Rest I’m power and I’m peace . He will be remembered and his memory will be a blessing

  45. Bc says:

    I never saw this coming in a thousand years. Im literally here crying. This is not a headline i expected. I loved him instantly on Black Panther and watched it several times. The only other celeb crush ive had is Denzel and he was my new one. I went on to watch his other previous movies. Im part of a Marvel fangroup and it was always fun encountering others who loved him. He came across as such a gentleman even in his normal life. He did charitable things with his time offscreen and also bucketlist kind of things. I guess that shouldve been a clue because most celebs are not like that at all. Anyway, life is so short, truly, the good die young. I dont get it, but its not for me to get. I remember soon after black panther he married his longterm girlfriend and most of us Lupita fans were disappointed (jokingly so) but happy for him. I remember how he was proud to be black and always shouted out Denzel for helping him secure his education. I was a bit obsessed with Chadwick but i never ever thought he was sick. I just knew in my heart that it was for a role though none of it made sense. May God rest his soul in eternal peace. Im glad he got to live out his life how he wanted and bring to life Black Panther. Thank you Chadwick. Go well. May your life inspire me to seek out my true passions as time is short!

  46. Riverandtree says:

    This is heartbreaking. Such a talented and kind man. His kindness was always so evident in all of his interviews. I’m so sad for him and his family. May he rest in peace and power with the ancestors and may all who loved him find some measure of comfort in their memories. The joy and pride he provided to our Black communities through his roles cannot be overstated. Thank you, Chadwick.
    And thank you Celebitchy team for covering his passing now as you normally don’t post so late.

  47. Watson says:

    I don’t really have words anymore. 2020 can f right off.

  48. dawnchild says:

    So so so sad about this! What courage and grace to have worked through all that terrible treatment. I was looking forward to seeing his work for decades to come.

    And so strange that all baseball uniforms wore 42 (Jackie Robinson Day is always April 15, but was played today in 2020…Friday, August 28…because of the delayed season start) on the last day of his life. I hope he (and Jackie and MLK and John Lewis and Elijah Cummings…jeez, so many!) are all resting in peace and joy. They left inspiration and hope behind.

  49. Sofia says:

    May he and his soul rest in peace. My prayers go out to his family during this difficult and sad time.

    Absolutely loved him in BP

  50. Tashiro says:

    I’m shocked and very sad to hear about his passing. RIP My condolences go out to his family. This really hurts.

  51. Gorgonia says:

    A devastating loss. He was so talented and brilliant. R.I.P

  52. Lara says:

    When Black Panther came out I was working for an organisation that had mostly African staff. To see the impact that the film had on them showed me what representation really means. This is a tough one.

  53. Summerlover says:

    I can’t. I just can’t! F 2020. Chadwick forever❤️

  54. CidyKitty(CidySmiley) says:

    I am literally speechless.

  55. Delphine says:

    Really affected by this tragic news but I think it hit my 10 year old even harder. He was a huge fan.

  56. Well-Wisher says:

    Condolences to his bereaved wife and family. As those who knew him a gentle soul and decent man. So happy that no one ever let on about his illness even though many knew about it.He had their loyalty and trust- a testament to his character.

    Eternally in Power.

  57. Hannah Young says:

    Hi Celebitchy, can you correct the part where you say that he “passed at home surrounded by friends”? His official statement says “his wife and family by his side.”

    I had a client who passed away suddenly a few years ago and a lot of people didn’t know that he was married. To minimize confusion and to focus on his life and death, most of the outlets reporting his death omitted his wife and it was very hurtful to his family. Just wanted to mention that.

    • Yvette says:

      Totally agree with this, my friend lost her husband in 4 short months to colon cancer at age 42 and she felt every small erasure acutely.

      If something seems off with your body demand doctors explore all the options, be the squeaky wheel, the symptoms of colon cancer are frequently dismissed in younger people.

  58. Lemons says:

    2020 is a terrible year. I really want it to end.
    Rest in Power, Chadwick. So happy that you were able to have the love and support of your family until the end.

  59. Léna says:

    Celebrities death never touch me, I don’t know why. But his? Wow, I’m speechless and I honestly cried

  60. Atti says:

    I keep thinking WHAT and rechecking the news to see if I imagined this. Rest in peace legend.

  61. Nl8 says:

    This is so sad. I am speechless. QEPD Mr. Boseman..

  62. serena says:

    What a devastating news.. what a loss for the world. Rest in peace, my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

  63. Lisa says:

    Hope his family take some comfort from the outpouring of love for him

  64. Kittylouise says:

    This is so awful, what shocking news that was to hear. What a lovely man he always seemed. How much he must have suffered, I’ve had a couple of operations on my bowel in recent years and, god, the pain and exhaustion before and after. How on Earth he managed to film all those movies and do those promotional tours. What an absolutely awful loss.

    I heard him being interviewed not too long ago, he was asked to comment on Martin Scorsese’s negative comments about superhero films. His response was so intelligent and respectful, he was such an impressive guy and lovely too. Awful news, his poor family.

  65. boobra says:

    may his soul find ultimate rest and heavenly peace. thank you for sharing your joyous talent with us

  66. smcollins says:

    I’m so done with 2020. This is truly heartbreaking and a big shock (I literally gasped when I saw the news). He seemed like such a genuinely kind and good person, who radiated joy from within. He was such a talented actor who obviously had a real passion for what he did, as it shined through in every performance. The world is definitely a little bit darker without his light. My heart goes out to his family & friends. RIP Chadwick, your legacy will live on for generations to come.

  67. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I f*cking HATE cancer. Terrible terrible terrible news.

  68. Headintheclouds says:

    This one hurts… a lot. Pure grace, dignity and humility in the face of death. All of this and all of him is a reminder that there is light out there, there are good people and we will persevere, even through the hate, division and brutality that is 2020. Rest in Peace – flesh and bone, perfect soul.

  69. MarcelMarcel says:

    Rest in Power, Chadswick Boseman.

    He’s left a powerful legacy that will be a divine beacon for countless generations. 🕯

    Black Lives Matter

  70. Kimberly says:

    I know when someone passes that’s when people say nice things that we want to hear but Chadwick seemed like a sweet guy. I’m still shocked & saddened. I usually don’t cry when a celebrity dies (because I have no personal connection) BUT his death hit me hard :(

    My aunt died from the same cancer this year & it still hurts my mother, because not one of her 9 children said anything to us until it progressed to stage 4. They passed along a message with my other aunt to tell us & she also said NOTHING.
    Despite that situation, my aunt said she did not want us to be worried & she knows my mother worries a LOT to the point she loses sleep but she was the ONLY one of 5 sisters who went out of her way for my aunt if necessary.

    Chadwick did not owe the public an explanation but at least his loved ones knew. MAY HE RIP :(

  71. Chartreuse says:

    I can’t believe 2020. This sucks big time. Such a bright and beautiful man and an amazing role model. This is beyond tragic. Rip and thoughts to your family and friends

  72. Clarice says:

    I commented earlier but it posted as a reply to someone else. It’s worth repeating though: Colon cancer cases in young people (under 35) are SKYROCKETING. Other colorectal cancers too. The stats are terrifying (look it up). A friend of mine died from it in her early 30s. I had to get a colonoscopy in February. Waiting until people turn 50 to begin screening is too late!

    • pk says:

      What is the reason for the increase in cases? Have they done any research? Something must be contributing to this. Chemicals in the food?

      • Minxymeow says:

        Sadly, it’s the sedentary lifestyle that is behind most of it. Obesity, lack of exercise, high consumption of junk processed foods, low fiber foods, higher than normal meat consumption and alcohol are pushing the numbers up for the younger age group. It also hits American Natives and African Americans very hard. I work surgical cases and it is frustratingly difficult to see the numbers.

        He was an amazing human and the world feels smaller with his loss. My thoughts with his family.

      • pattyc says:

        A devastating loss for the planet! He was a true gem; humble, kind and CRAZY talented! I agree with all the previous posters who mention DIET as a probable cause for the startling uptick in young GI cancer cases overall (looking at you, Keto, Paleo & Carnivore diets). Zero fiber in animal flesh and a ton of chemicals sitting in your vital internal organs. Not presuming anything about HIS particular case mind you but he was quoted in an interview saying he “ate too much meat for his body” especially while prepping for BP (before later switching to a more balanced approach). Rest in Paradise, King. 😪

  73. ChillyWilly says:

    I am so sad about this. He was an amazing actor and a beautiful soul. F@ck cancer and f@ck 2020.

  74. Mariane says:

    I’ve been weeping all morning and I stayed off work. I never followed his work but I was aware of his charitable contributions and him paying it forward by helping other aspiring black actors just like Denzel Washington did for him.
    This was a hard one. Heartbreaking to know we’ll not get to see more of his great talent. But he’ll be remembered forever by his impressive performances

  75. Mich says:

    I went to bed sobbing about this news last night. Woke up this morning and started crying again.

    Rather than continue to cry, I’m going to try to reflect on the incredible man he was. With a diagnosis that would have stopped most in their tracks, he grabbed on to life and lived every last bit of it with passion, dignity and grace. I am humbled and inspired. He was a true super hero walking amongst us.

  76. ce says:

    So, so heartbreaking. He was and continues to be one of those actors I was so excited to watch rise to prominence, you just knew he was legendary. Rip Chadwick

  77. HeyThere! says:

    I can’t believe this. I cried last night and I will again today. Such a devastating loss.

  78. Mia4s says:

    I have to admit I was not shocked. Something about his recent weight loss. There’s a type of weight loss in people that…well, when you’ve see it once. 😔 But I’m horrified to have been right. He and his long term girlfriend married only recently. God…just pure heartbreak and unfairness. RIP

    He did some wonderful work in the short time he had. Beyond the obvious, I recommend 42, underrated and very charming.

  79. MsIam says:

    Such a shock. Colon cancer runs in my family but typically it’s been older members, never anyone under 50. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. I hope it is a small comfort to them to know how much he was admired and appreciated for his work.

  80. Onemoretime says:

    This one hurt. My daughter who has an enormous crush on Chadwick since 42 told me, we sobbed in each other’s arms. I cried my self to sleep last night and the tears just started again.
    Just knowing he was working while undergoing treatment is unbelievable.
    Saw a clip of him during the Black Panther press tour where he found out 2 little boys had cancer and they were fighting to see the movie. He got chocked up talking about it. Now we know he himself had been diagnosed and made himself finish that movies because those kids were counting on him.
    Such a devastating loss.

  81. Insomniac says:

    This is such heartbreaking news. RIP to a beautiful soul.

  82. Charfromdarock says:

    I don’t have the words. He was so talented, so smart, so thoughtful, so everything.

    Condolences to all his family and to all who loved him from afar.

  83. aquarius64 says:

    A great loss in the entertainment world. What a talent. Condolences to his widow and family.

  84. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    Just as his career was taking off his life was cut short.
    This one hits hard.
    How is the Black Panther dead? I

  85. Jelly says:

    2020 has been a b$t@h.
    RIP Chadwick.

  86. Case says:

    I’m just heartbroken over this. As a Marvel lover, all of those actors feel like they’re part of my extended family. I am so incredibly sorry to his loved ones, and to the Black children (and adults!) who finally found a superhero that looked like them in Black Panther and have now lost him. Representation is so critically important and to lose Chadwick so young and so tragically is just…there aren’t words. He was so talented, so well-loved and respected among his peers. Just devastating.

  87. Jerusha says:

    I couldn’t believe it when I heard the news last night. I assumed his weight loss was simply for a role he was playing because he always put so much into his parts, never phoned it in. It is so sad. So young, so much ahead of him.
    I don’t know how he accomplished all he did during those four years. I had several co-workers who underwent chemo and it is brutal. Mr. Boseman exhibited a magnificence of spirit and left behind an admirable body of work.

  88. Mee says:

    How is he gone and Mitch McConnell and Dick Cheney are still here? So sad.

    • bamaborn says:

      Mee, you try not to go there, but that was the thought I had. It is indeed “a cruel, cruel World.”

  89. paddingtonjr says:

    I am devasted and I wasn’t even a huge fan. I enjoyed his films and thought he was very talented, but wouldn’t necessarily see a movie because he was in it. He disappeared into great stories; it was well acted and only afterward would I think “oh yeah, that was Chadwick Boseman.” But when I got the news alert last night, I was really affected. Maybe because the commitment march had just happened or maybe because I was watching “The March” or maybe because there has just been so much pain, death, and injustice so far this year. My thoughts to his family and friends: know he brought joy and inspiration to so many and we will continue to celebrate him.

  90. Stacy Dresden says:

    Absolute tragedy. I am sickened by this loss.

  91. kerwood says:

    When I heard Don Lemon announce Chadwick’s passing, I wailed out loud. I had seen the pictures of how thin he was and I had wondered about his health. But I didn’t expect this. He was so young and so incredibly talented.

    ‘Black Panther’ gave so many Black boys and girls heroes that they could aspire to be. It hurts that there won’t be another one but the one we have is about as perfect as a superhero movie can be and will live forever.

    But Chadwick Boseman wasn’t just T’Challa. He was a gifted actor and his amazing talent shone through every role he played.

    I can’t believe how much this hurts. Not only was I looking forward to so much more great work from him, he seemed like a really great man.

    I like that he kept his illness to himself and didn’t feel the need to share it with the world. He did his work and lived his life until the end.

    My heart goes out to his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing to us all.

    Rest in peace, our beautiful King.

  92. LioLione says:

    One of my favorites, wow, this was totally unexpected and painful…
    That smile has always been one of the most genuine and beautiful to me.
    So many tears today.

  93. Tiffany :) says:

    This is so devastating.

    My heart goes out to not only to his family, but also to the Black community. As a white woman, Chadwick moved me and touched my soul. But I imagine his performances mean something even more to the Black community. There’s been so much pain this year in regards to social injustice, and to lose a kind soul who embodied heroes in many ways, it’s just pain in top of pain. I wish I could give hugs to anyone who needs it. I wish I could provide comfort in some way.

  94. Tiny says:

    So incredibly sad. I can’t imagine the kind of strength and drive it takes to continue working like he did, while undergoing multiple surgeries and chemo. He seemed like such a good person too! Black Panther is amazing and this is just terrible.

  95. duchess of hazard says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. I know that you normally take Saturdays off (and post on Sundays), but just… thanks.

    Rest in Power, Mr Boseman. Wakanda forever.

  96. Scarlett says:

    The wonderful human who brought Jackie Robinson to life on the screen died on what is considered to be Jackie Robinson Day in the MLB.

    RIP Chadwick, rest easy now, you are free to soar but you leave so many of us in pain. Thank you for gracing us with your talent, grace, humanity and presence, you will be missed, truly missed.

    2020 can fuck off!

  97. Abby says:

    This was such shocking and heartbreaking news. It just keeps coming in waves, seeing his impact and reactions from people. I feel so sad for his family and fans. What a loss.

  98. Lucy says:

    Way too soon, way too young. His poor family. Long live, King.

  99. The Recluse says:

    Horribly sad about this.
    Cancer is a monster.
    But he left such a powerful legacy. Bless him.

  100. HEMP says:

    I’m normally sad when celebrities I like die, but given I don’t know them I acknowledge the loss, but don’t feel a terrible impact. This one f*cking hurts. I cried last night and teared up at your post.

    Chadwick Boseman was an amazing human and this is a loss for all of us. I don’t know why he kept his battle a secret, but that was his choice. I can’t imagine the loss his family feels. 43 was not enough time for any of us with him.

  101. Lisa says:

    Gutwrenching news. He displayed true grace under difficult circumstances. Condolences to his family and friends.

  102. Lovemycanada says:

    Sad 🙏that is a real hero Rip

  103. StephB says:

    My heart hurts.

  104. Kimberly says:

    RIP again to Chadwick. Gone to soon. :(

  105. AL says:

    I cried so hard last night reading everyone’s tweets mourning him. So sad. So much pain in the Black community, I can’t even imagine. Too young!!! His 2019 SAG awards speech about being young, gifted, and Black is truly beautiful if you haven’t seen it. RIP Chadwick Boseman.

  106. BnLurkN4eva says:

    This broke my heart when I read it and I had to sit with it awhile before posting anything. He seemed to have truly been a wonderful human being and again I have to wonder how is it that such wonderful people die so young while those who create so much havoc and pain just keeps going like the energizer bunny. I hope Chadwick’s family feel all the good energy people are sending their way and will be comforted by it.

    Rest in peace, King.

  107. Grant says:

    Ok, this one made me ugly cry.

    On Saturday, the day after the news of Mr. Boseman’s passing was made public, my husband and I had a hankering from some Ethiopian food from a delicious local place near our home in Austin, Texas (Aster’s Ethiopian to all my other Austinites–it is DELICIOUS). Anyways, I went in to go pick up our order (mask on and socially distanced). The proprietors’ son worked the desk. While I was waiting for them to finish up my order, we were engaged in small-talk. Out of the blue he mentioned Chadwick Boseman’s passing. I am a huge Marvel nerd so we had a conversation about the cultural significance of BP and speculated on the MCU’s plans for BP moving forward. He explained to me how his parents are 100% Ethiopian; as he explained it, this meant that his parents did not know much about American pop culture. However, they DID know about Black Panther and Chadwick Boseman. The gentleman at Aster’s told me that when his dad found out that the Black Panther actor had passed, his father cried. This just gutted me–on one hand, Chadwick Boseman’s illustrious filmography speaks for itself. On another hand, I can’t help feeling like a generation of children have been robbed of seeing themselves represented in a way they never had been before. I know that the BP franchise will persist because of the superb (female!) supporting roles alongside T’Challa (Okoye, Shuri, Nakea, Queen Ramonda, M’Baku) but my heart is still so, so heavy.