Since the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, millions have written tributes to the star.

And how his hometown has revealed plans to erect a statue in his honor...

The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman shocked us all.

While appearing in different movies, we had no idea that the late actor was battling colon cancer.

But since the tragic news was released, his social media pages have been inundated with tributes.

Probably the most heartwarming is what his hometown is doing in his honor...

But he has left behind some amazing content to remember him by...

Including the legendary movie that is Black Panther.

Black Pather completely revolutionized the film industry.

Back in 2018, Black Panther became the talk of the town as it hit all major big-screens.

We'd never seen anything like this before.

Marvel's superhero movie brought cultural importance to the forefront of a storyline while still maintaining the classic "hero vs villain" trope.

And even outside of the storyline, this movie broke barriers.

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With black talent spread across the entire cast and production, Black Panther became more than just a social talking point. It became an artistic celebration of black culture.

In the past, we have struggled to see such overwhelming representation.

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The genre typically upholds traditional superhero visuals, as seen with Superman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman, just to name a select few...

But Black Panther saw a whole new story brought to life.

A culture that was once seen as other, brought about celebration in a way that actually brought audiences together to share their love for the genre.

And one of the main reasons for this was the cast members...

In such a strong line-up of actors and actresses, we saw the fusion of old and new black actors including Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright.

But the star of the show was none other than Chadwick Boseman.

The Guardian described him as a man who is helping to "[open] up people's minds."

The forty-two-year-old played the main character, Black Panther.

Even though Boseman made an appearance in Captain America: Civil War prior to this blockbuster, no one really acknowledged the talent and drive behind his character.

That's why he talked about the pressure that came about with such a big role.

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He explained how most of it was "brought on himself." "It’s not like it’s actually coming from outside. I think we all placed that pressure on ourselves with this cos we knew what the opportunity was. Everyone knew this was something that had not been done before."

"So you have to get it right."

But it was more than just mental pressure, he was also struggling with his own battles as we found out last week.

Even though Boseman seemed pretty happy and excitable on his socials, fans pointed out that he didn't look well in more recent times...

The first video to raise the most concern was when the star was celebrating Major League Baseball's "Jackie Robinson Day" with his fans, people flocked to social media platforms to express their concerns. The video has since been deleted from his actual Instagram, but we have the footage.

Lots of people sent him well-wishes...

Like this user.

Others defended his privacy...

Fans helpfully pointed out that Boseman was not a public person when it came to revealing personal details.

But then it all made sense when the announcement was made...

He was going through severe health problems, and that's why his fans were so concerned about his appearance.

The late actor has left us with incredible movies to cement his legacy in the industry.

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And as a tribute to the star, his hometown is hard at work on a statue in his honor.

A petition has seen an influx of signatures calling for the statue to replace a Confederate memorial currently in front of the city's courthouse.

Despite the petition gaining steam, it could only go-ahead with a two-thirds vote from the state legislature.

So it's doubtful that'd happen, no matter how many believe it should.

A spokesperson for Mayor Terence Roberts' Office said: "the city is enthusiastically working on a permanent public tribute to honor the late actor."

The city is already discussing the design proposal with their chosen artist and is currently brainstorming ideas.

It is set to incorporate a mix of sculpture with mural and other art concepts.

They don't have the plans completed yet, but has said the piece will be "fit for a king."

They want public input on what they would like to see, to ensure they're doing Chadwick and the city proud.

We can't wait to see the tribute erected in the city in honor of the great actor.

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