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 tragic news came in over the weekend that Chadwick Boseman has passed away.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.
A statement was released confirming his passing.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.
Boseman was a true icon.Both on-screen and off-screen, his career was truly remarkable.
He starred in many films and TV shows...
But his career was only just starting to take off.
However, his most famous role?Of course, it was as the main role in Black Panther as T'Challa / Black Panther.
Boseman played Black Panther in 4 films...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.
And even outside of the storyline, this movie broke barriers.
In the past, we struggled to see such overwhelming representation.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.
And one of the main reasons for this was the cast members...
But the star of the show was none other than Chadwick Boseman...The Guardian described him as a man who helped to "[open] up people's minds."
He was one of a kind...And fans loved his optimism and eagerness to change the standards of Hollywood.
But sadly, in more recent times, fans began talking about how Boseman looked unwell.
Thousands were worried for Boseman, but few knew the reality.
This user followed up this tweet writing, "...He looks emaciated."
i really hope chadwick boseman is ok, i saw he looked really thin during all star weekend. very wonderful thing he… https://t.co/sDecT8egiQ— nigpolyta (@nigpolyta)1587065408.0
Fans thought the weight loss was just preparation for an upcoming role...
Unfortunately, that wasn’t at all the case and the reality was much grimmer.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."
The statement concluded:
Fans are heartbroken, to say the least...
And tributes have been pouring in for Boseman from all around the world.
@TMZ A beautiful person who was blessed with a beautiful soul. RIP #ChadwickBoseman 😢🙏— Quincy Williams (@Quincy Williams)1598873481.0
A man who was taken too soon...
This is an unbelievably sad time.
@chadwickboseman @LilacLilacRed My heart is broken over the death of this beautiful soul. RIP. Fly with the Angels. 😢❤️— mrs ☮️💙🌊 (@mrs ☮️💙🌊)1598872584.0
Hollywood has also been paying tribute to the great man.
The Avengers cast also paid a huge tribute to Boseman.
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."
I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply c… https://t.co/4dCDZwZprh— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1598671863.0
Mark Ruffalo had his say...
He said: "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."
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of… https://t.co/xmfv63cAgK— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1598669789.0
And now, children from all around the world are paying their own tributes.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.
The actor wrote:
"This is his power and impact on the next generation." So touching.
This is his power and impact on the next generation. #ChadwickForever https://t.co/uzwaNOt8M0— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1598805492.0
Parents began sending in heartfelt photos of their own children paying tribute to Boseman...
And it's clear how much the actor touched so many young lives.
@MarkRuffalo @chadwickboseman https://t.co/s8JdoLFSbu— stace (@stace)1598808335.0
His inspiration is global.
No matter where in the world, Boseman reached out to so many children.
@MarkRuffalo @chadwickboseman All the way to the outskirts of #Goma in the #DRC in #Africa, little kids knew about… https://t.co/sfLTiLkFSD— Emilie Serralta (@Emilie Serralta)1598805851.0
The tributes just wouldn't stop.
Here's another little boy holding the exact same memorial for the fallen hero.
MY BABY BOY AND THE AVENGERS HOLDING A MEMORIAL FOR BLACK PANTHER❤💪🏾 #Wakanda4Ever https://t.co/nYAnER23Ig— King Westbrook (@King Westbrook)1598719860.0
The proud dad said of his child:
"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."
Kian wanted to thank everyone from the bottom of his heart for all the loving and kind words given to him for this… https://t.co/CXoroHr2Zj— King Westbrook (@King Westbrook)1598750850.0