Tributes are pouring in for late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday (Aug. 28) after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.
In the hours after his passing, music stars like John Legend, Mariah Carey, The Weekend and Stevie Wonder honored Boseman, who also starred in roles portraying funk legend James Brown in 2014’s Get On Up and baseball icon Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42.
“A great human being, who while silently suffering with terminal cancer, still used his talent to be a vessel, which he would with that God given gift, inspire, encourage and motivate a people and the entire world to be better someones, a better place for everyone, to get us all to a higher ground,” Wonder wrote in a statement on Saturday. “Please let us love on his Dear Wife and Family. Wakanda Forever!!!”
“I’m so shocked and heartbroken about Chadwick,” Legend tweeted. “He was such a bright light, such a gifted performer. He brought grace, elegance and power to everything he did. He always seemed to carry our ancestors with him. And now he joins them far too soon.”
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, the actor’s publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
He was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“this is too heartbreaking. gone way too soon. rip,” the Weeknd wrote on Instagram.
Carey added in a tweet, “This is heartbreaking. Thank you for persevering through it all. You leave behind an incredible body of work and an inspiring legacy. Rest in power. Chadwick Forever.”
Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato, noted on Instagram that Boseman was a “true king” who always showed him kindness.
“This loss just sucks. So grateful I got to be in your presence for even a short moment and so grateful for the joy you gave myself and so many. My condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest In Peace King,” Braun wrote.
See more tributes to Boseman below.
I’m so shocked and heartbroken about Chadwick. He was such a bright light, such a gifted performer. He brought grace, elegance and power to everything he did. He always seemed to carry our ancestors with him. And now he joins them far too soon.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 29, 2020
This is heartbreaking. Thank you for persevering through it all. You leave behind an incredible body of work and an inspiring legacy. Rest in power. Chadwick Forever. https://t.co/grXopcMLCq
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) August 29, 2020
RIP Chadwick, thank you for all you gave us… You were always so solid and showed so much love each time we crossed paths. Damn
— G-Eazy (@G_Eazy) August 29, 2020
This is such heartbreaking news to lose such a powerful young legend. I’m grateful for the incredible gifts he shared with us leaving nothing on the table. Thank you Chadwick Bozeman Rest In Peace. Love and light to your family and friends. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HwClVIc6lT
— Elle Varner ⚡️ (@ellevarner) August 29, 2020
Heartbroken for his family and friends.Heartsick for the roles we’ll never get to see him play.Grateful for every moment we had with him on screen. What a legacy, what a light. https://t.co/idoge9xjYq
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 29, 2020
An absolutely brilliant, charismatic human. And an especially kind face. Millions of lives were changed and inspired because of his dedication to his craft. Today is an inexplicably sad day. pic.twitter.com/wqM5NXUEON
— h (@halsey) August 29, 2020
Tooooo many young people are passing away! This year has been HELL, on so many levels… Now Chadwick at 43?! Man!!! Life is so precious Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/dDchYkDk5U
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) August 29, 2020
Breaking my twitter silence to share some beauty. This was one of my final texts from the brilliant & once-in-lifetime talent, @chadwickboseman – take this in & celebrate life. He knew how precious every moment was. Tonight the Heavens received one of its most powerful angels. pic.twitter.com/Hj8Cb1IfZS
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) August 29, 2020
We are heartbroken. You meant so much to so many! A real life super hero among us and you will be deeply missed, Chadwick Rest in paradise powerful soul!
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) August 29, 2020
Rip Chadwick Boseman his inspiration will live on forever ♥️
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) August 29, 2020