Following the heartbreaking loss of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, tributes have been flooding in from all around the world.
And now, children have been honoring the actor in their own ways with Avengers action figure memorials…
The heartbreaking news of Chadwick Boseman’s death was unveiled by his family as they posted on his many social media channels on August 28th.
The statement read, “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.”
It also explained that the actor had been battling colon cancer for 4 years since his diagnosis in 2016.
Both on-screen and off-screen, his career was truly remarkable.
And in a serious variety of genres.
From playing James Brown in the biopic Get On Up, to the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth in Gods of Egypt.
Most recently, Boseman starred in 21 Bridges (2019) alongside Sienna Miller and Spike Lee’s Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods (2020).
Of course, it was as the main role in Black Panther as T’Challa / Black Panther.
Including in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and was a huge inspiration and superhero for children and adults far and wide.
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 purely because we’d never seen anything quite like it before.
Marvel’s superhero movie brought cultural importance to the forefront of a storyline while still maintaining the classic “hero vs villain” trope.
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.
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.
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.
And The Guardian described him as a man who helped to “[open] up people’s minds.”
And fans loved his optimism and eagerness to change the standards of Hollywood.
As the star was celebrating Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day with his fans, people flocked to social media platforms to express their concerns.
This user followed up this tweet writing, “…He looks emaciated.”
With many pointing that although Boseman wasnset to star in the upcoming Black Panther movie in 2022, he was also preparing for other roles in between.
Confirming his passing on August 28th, a statement written by his family read:
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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.”
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
And tributes have been pouring in for Boseman from all around the world.
This is an unbelievably sad time.
Fellow Black Panther star, Angela Bassett spoke of how inspiring Boseman was:
“This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal… All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.”
Chris Evans wrote on Twitter:
“I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King.”
“All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all-time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.”
Ruffalo posted some adorable pictures on Twitter of 2 little boys holding their own versions of wakes for Black Panther with their toys, placing the Marvel figurines in a circle around a laid out T’Challa.
“This is his power and impact on the next generation.”
And it’s clear how much the actor touched so many young lives.
No matter where in the world, Boseman reached out to so many children.
Here’s another little boy holding the exact same memorial for the fallen hero.
“Kian wanted to thank everyone from the bottom of his heart for all the loving and kind words given to him for this post. When he found out about Chadwick’s passing, he was heartbroken. But he knows death is a part of being human and wanted to cope with losing his hero this way.”
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family during this terrible time.