Hollywood stars and politicians pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman after actor loses secret four-year battle with Colon Cancer


News of Chadwick Boseman’s death sent shockwaves through Hollywood on Friday after the actor had kept his four-year battle with stage III colon cancer private.

Several of his recent films including Black Panther, Da 5 Bloods, and Avengers: Endgame, were all filmed ‘during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy,’ the family said.

Tributes to Boseman poured in from across a reeling Hollywood, with many of his fellow Marvel stars including Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Don Cheadle, expressing grief and shock.

Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, praised Boseman’s impact, saying his portrayal of Black Panther ‘inspired generations.’

Biden added he and wife Jill were praying for Boseman’s loved ones. His running mate, Kamala Harris, also paid tribute.

Boseman’s final tweet and Instagram post was a picture of himself alongside Harris, congratulating her on the nomination. Harris on Friday shared a post paying tribute to her ‘brilliant, kind, humble’ friend.