Naija News earlier today reported that Black Panther star died after battling colon cancer for four year.
Before his death, Boseman played black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown early in his career before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe.
The Black Panther star died at home in Los Angeles, the United States with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante said.
He died at age 43.
Meanwhile, several reactions have trailed the death of the movie icon.
See reactions below:
This slaps harder now that we know he was suffering from cancer himself all along. While he fight for himself, he helped others fight through theirs.
A true king! Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman pic.twitter.com/NmBLgd4Ugh
— Cʜɪᴇғ Dʀᴇᴀʏ (@officialdreay) August 29, 2020
RIP Chadwick Boseman. An incredibly talented actor who was doing so much amazing work on and off screen. A really inspiring person. This one hurts man, fuck cancer.
— Jacksepticeye (@Jack_Septic_Eye) August 29, 2020
A superhero on and off screen. Sending my love to the family and friends of Chadwick Boseman Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/JLbNXfh0Oq
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) August 29, 2020
This hurts in so many ways. Rest in Power Chadwick Boseman pic.twitter.com/NM0MaOe1AJ
— rouzmarey_chicarr (@Chica_rrr) August 29, 2020
“When God has something for you, it doesn’t matter who stands against it.”
~ Chadwick Boseman pic.twitter.com/OEB4Wu4qzp
— Buy and Sell Naija (@MARKETPLACEGRP1) August 29, 2020
Let’s make the wakandan salute the new normal handshake in honor of Chadwick Boseman. R.I.P King T’Challa. pic.twitter.com/bAMESUD6BZ
— Your Everyday Santa (@420loafofbread) August 29, 2020
“This is your TIME.” You did so much while you were going through so much. Thank you for living your purpose. Your legacy will be felt forever. Rest in Peace Chadwick Boseman pic.twitter.com/jCse1VLDTp
— ACupOfKhafi (@KhafiKareem) August 29, 2020
There was always something truly dignified and noble about Chadwick Boseman. Quietly battling cancer for many years, whilst still working, and still inspiring so many must’ve taken some strength. What sad news. Rest well, King. pic.twitter.com/2VdrBL1JvA
— Starfury Conventions (@starfuryevents) August 29, 2020
— VICTOR MELBET (@KinGDiaMonD222) August 29, 2020
What would you do if you were told you had a short time left to live?
Be Chadwick Boseman!
Take the time that’s left and be the most magnificent and spectacular version of yourself you can be pic.twitter.com/ZMVSgafGer
— Williams T. Fatayo #LAYCONSTAN (@WilliamsFatayo) August 29, 2020
— Moyò of Lagos (@Moyo_VIP) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was going through hell but was giving us heaven with his movies. His role in Black Panther was Iconic and revolutionary.
RIP king, the world won’t forget you pic.twitter.com/7zS3zjm86b
— 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧 (@cheebuzo) August 29, 2020
Death is unfortunately an inevitable process during our lifetime. Death of a loved one is often the ultimate grief. No matter the timing, experiencing loss leaves a painful void in our lives.
Rest in peace beloved, Chadwick Boseman pic.twitter.com/omfpVcrGRn
— Vincent O. (@Engr_VincentO) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman Had A Stage 4 Cancer For 4 Years And Still Filmed Multiple Of Movies While Keeping It Hidden To The Public. That’s A Different Kind Of Strength. RIP Black Panther #RipChadwickBosman pic.twitter.com/sJ8SemlUDz
— Ｔｒａｆｆｉｃ ｊａｍｍｅｒ (@uwaiis__) August 29, 2020
Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman. pic.twitter.com/5lB1yhQLaQ
— ESPN F1 (@ESPNF1) August 29, 2020
— 𖤐 Σ ﾒ Ө り ﾉ Λ 𖤐 (@HENTAI90977406) August 29, 2020
Rest In Peace Chadwick Boseman. You have truly left a mark on the world by being the inspiring, courageous and talented person you were. pic.twitter.com/4Ndxecd1lE
— femme fatale (@eliesaaab) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman left us a legendary note in Black Panther, WAKANDA FOREVER ! pic.twitter.com/KdsUAE4g53
— ً (@narutopages) August 29, 2020
RIP Chadwick Boseman, you will be missed king pic.twitter.com/SEbmmQimF9
— 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚊 ᴴ ♡ (@KanovaTheresa) August 29, 2020
“In my culture, death is not the end. it’s more of a stepping off point. You reach out with both hands and Bast and Sekhmet, they lead you into a green veld where you can run forever”
— Avengers Endgame (@Red_Katana1) August 29, 2020
I’m heartbroken at the news of Chadwick Boseman’s passing. He was an inspiration to so many and seemed like such a kind and wonderful man. My thoughts are with him and his family and friends
— Laura Rose (@LauraRose92) August 29, 2020
I’m watching Marvel movies and I’m more sad that I was sad for an unreal death (Toni Stark) only to be sad forreal now
RIP Chadwick Boseman
— IG: @nhlanhla.ngwaqa (@Batgirl_nhlay) August 29, 2020
— AY Nigeria #SayNoToRape (@oapaynigeria) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman’s death is really shaking Africa. He brought to life the only black superhero ever created. We finally saw our skin color on a action hero’s custume, the awe! We finally felt acknowledge. Thank you Chad! Thank you Black panther. You will live on. Wakanda forever! pic.twitter.com/HGCEpswyKD
— That white rich chick (@Sharrygirl360) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman gave me one of the funniest SNL skits of my time and I will forever be grateful pic.twitter.com/5RiqISEagU
— Kay Smith (@Kushie03) August 29, 2020
— Terron Moore (@Terr) August 29, 2020
— Daniel Molinillo (@srmols) August 29, 2020
— Lux (@luxphh) August 29, 2020
So sorry to hear of the death of Chadwick Boseman.. love to his family and friends ..cancer is brutal
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) August 29, 2020
Heartbreaking to read about death of Chadwick Boseman. He was an activist for representation in Hollywood so that audiences could see people who look like him and them on the screen not as the “thug” but as the HERO. He understood why that matters. #ripchadwickboseman
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman was (and will always be) a symbol of strength, an inspiration to moviegoers who never saw themselves represented on the big screen in such a powerful way. Though he may be gone, his impact will live on for generations.
— The Slink Management (@theslinkmgmt) August 29, 2020
I feel like I loved Chadwick Boseman. The first time I ever saw him in anything was on an FX show called “Justified” where he played this crazy aspiring magician/criminal in one episode of like the second season.
— Jola (@Jollz) August 29, 2020
If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. Your legacy will live on forever. RIP Chadwick Boseman https://t.co/qyxbAjBYiU
— Jasonmwananga (@Jasonmwananga1) August 29, 2020