Tributes have poured in from across the world after news of the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman broke on Friday.
Boseman died at his Los Angeles home with his wife and family by his side, having battled colon cancer for the past four years.
This was announced in a tweet.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
He was aged 43.
Many global icons paid him tribute after the news broke.
World 100m record holder Usain Bolt placed nine prayer emojis on the tweet announcing the death.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 29, 2020
Former Nigerian Vice President and 2019 Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar recounted memories of watching the world-acclaimed movie with his children.
In 2018, I joined my children to watch the much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they took me to see it. @chadwickboseman was an unprecedented and witty act, and his excellence was consistent across his many other movies. He will be dearly missed. pic.twitter.com/PNnaThpmAz
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) August 29, 2020
US Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden also paid Boseman tribute.
The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 29, 2020
And his running mate too. . .
Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble. He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family. pic.twitter.com/C5xGkUi9oZ
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 29, 2020