Celebrities and friends honor late actor Chadwick Boseman who died just a few months before his 44th birthday

Chadwick Boseman

  •  Actor and "Black Panther" star, Chadwick Boseman, would have turned 44 today, November 29. 
  • Boseman died from colon cancer in late August at age 43.
  • Friends, family, and celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to Boseman on his birthday. 
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Social media paid tribute to the late actor and "Black Panther" star, Chadwick Boseman for his 44th birthday. 

Boseman died in August from colon cancer at the age of 43. His untimely death left many speechless due to the fact that the public and even his close associates were not privy to his diagnosis.  

"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," Boseman's family said in a statement in August. "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."

In honor of his birthday, his friends, alma mater, celebrities, and close associates shared posts of Boseman to celebrate his life and legacy. 

Actress Lupita Nyong'o said Boseman is "deeply loved" and "sorely missed."

Howard University, Boseman's alma mater, said, "Rest in Power."

Jimmy Fallon said he's "grateful to have known" Boseman.

Common said Boseman utilized his "gift to bring light to this world."

Actor and "Avengers" star, Mark Ruffalo, shared a video of Boseman and said, "Thinking of your passion, love, and your light today."

Karine Jean-Pierre said Boseman "meant so much to so many people."

MTV shared a video of Boseman's iconic acceptance speech from the 2018 Movie & TV Awards.

Actress Jill Marie Jones said, "Happy heavenly Birthday, KING!!"

Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, shared the highly recognized black and white photo of Boseman with a heart.

Viola Davis shared her love for Boseman. "You are still so alive to me," Davis said.

NAACP called Boseman "our forever Black Panther."

Actor Harry J. Lennix said Bodeman's legacy "will carry on for generations to come."

Actor Josh Gad said, "I know the angels are celebrating on high with you today."

Netflix Film quoted a Wesley Morris article in the New York Times following his death titled, "It's Hard to Make Dignity Interesting. Chadwick Boseman Found a Way."

Source: New York Times

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