RIP Chadwick Boseman…A Great Actor With Terrific Films And A Lasting Legacy…

RIP Chadwick Boseman…

The world is in mourning today over the sad news that Actor Chadwick Boseman died Friday of colon cancer. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist told the Associated Press.

He mostly starred in mainstream films, but I want to honor him for what he brought to every role…

As Newser reports:

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. “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.” Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.

Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and had small roles in television before his first star turn in 2013’s hit film “42” , playing the first black Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson.

Here is that trailer:

Boseman died on a day that Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day.

Boseman also played iconic singer James Brown in the hit film “Get On Up!”

Here is that trailer:

Boseman also portrayed US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in 2017’s “Marshall”.

Here is that trailer:

Bozeman’s first producing job in last year’s action thriller 21 Bridges, in which he also starred…here is that trailer:

His last movie role was in Spike Lee’s film “Da 5 Bloods”, playing the leader of a group of Black soldiers in the Vietnam War.

Here is that trailer:

But of course, he will forever be remembered as T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, who must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.

He was the first Black Superhero:

Here is the trailer for one of the best Superhero movies ever:

Comments from fellow performers have flooded the internet since his death was announced. Angela Bassett, who starred with him in “Black Panther”, posted this on Instagram:

“This is a crushing blow,” actor and director Jordan Peele said on Twitter, one of many expressing shock as the news spread across social media. “This broke me,” actor and writer Issa Rae posted.

As reports, his other Marvel family also posted comments.

“Your legacy will live on forever,” Marvel Studios wrote in a note next to an image of Boseman as Black Panther.

The studio’s president/chief creative officer and Black Panther producer Kevin Feige penned a moving tribute to Boseman.

“Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating,” Feige said. “He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible. He embodied a lot of amazing people in his work, and nobody was better at bringing great men to life. He was as smart and kind and powerful and strong as any person he portrayed. Now he takes his place alongside them as an icon for the ages. The Marvel Studios family deeply mourns his loss, and we are grieving tonight with his family.”

“Chadwick was someone who radiated power and peace. Who stood for so much more than himself,” Brie Larson wrote next to a photo of her and Boseman.

Samuel L. Jackson called Boseman “a talented & giving artist & brother who will be sorely missed.”

“THANK YOU @chadwickboseman for all you gave us,” he wrote on Twitter. “We needed it & will always cherish it!”

Don Cheadle bid fond farewell to Boseman, with him he shared the screen as well as a birthday. “I will miss you, birthday brother. you were always light and love to me. my god.”

RIP to a great Actor who broke through long-standing barriers in entertainment, and brought to life the rich history of so many important figures…

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3 replies

  1. (I thought I had seen this post already)
    Sad news indeed, a young man with a great career ahead of him. I haven’t seen any of the films featured, but I know many admired his work.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

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