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World pay tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

By Vincent Ashitey
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People around the world have paid tribute to Hollywood film star Chadwick Boseman following his tragic death from colon cancer. 

Boseman's death sent shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry when the news was released from his Twitter account early on Saturday morning.

It was revealed that the Black Panther star was diagnosed with colon cancer back in 2016 and fought his illness since then.


And despite filming multiple movies between his diagnosis and death, Boseman looked to be in good health.

But unexpectedly, Boseman's colleagues, fellow celebrities and sport stars have spent the morning writing messages of condolence for the Da 5 Bloods star, who died aged 43.


Boseman came to prominence playing real-life figures - baseball great Jackie Robinson in 2013's 42, and soul singer James Brown in 2014's Get on Up.

READ ALSO: Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer aged 43

However, it will be as the titular Black Panther in the blockbuster 2018 film he will be best remembered.

Boseman stars as the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology on earth.

As well as winning critical praise and taking more than $1.3 billion US dollars (£973m) at cinemas worldwide, the film was widely seen as a cultural milestone for having a largely black cast and a black director, Ryan Coogler.

Boseman said last year that the film had changed what it means to be "young, gifted and black".

Black Panther was the first superhero film to get a nomination for best picture at the Oscars.

He also played the same role in other Marvel films Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

A sequel was in the works and due to come out in 2022, with Boseman set to return.