Chadwick Boseman, the star of Black Panther, 42, and other blockbuster movies, died on Friday from colon cancer after first being diagnosed with the disease in 2016.
"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," a statement on his Twitter account read. "It was the honor of his career to bring to life King T'Challa to life in Black Panther."
Beyond the Marvel Universe, Boseman was beloved for playing Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42, Thurgood Marshall in 2016's Marshall, and most recently the character Stormin' Norman in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, which premiered on Netflix in June.
Hollywood, celebrities, politicians, sports figures, and more mourned his death Friday night with moving messages on social media.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
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