Robert Downey Jr. Pays Tribute To Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman
Robert Downey Jr. has paid a touching tribute to his Avengers co-star Chadwick Boseman.
The Iron Man actor said he ‘changed the game’ with his role as T’Challa in Black Panther.
Writing on Twitter, Downey Jr. said: ‘Mr. Boseman levelled the playing field while fighting for his life…
‘That’s heroism. I’ll remember the good times, the laughter, and the way he changed the game… #chadwickforever.’
The 43-year-old passed away on Friday, August 28, after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
His performance as King T’Challa was a powerful moment for fans across the world.
They were quick to reply to the Iron Man star’s moving message.
One said: ‘So heartbreaking! Rest in peace, King Chadwick Boseman.’
Another replied: ‘I can’t believe this King is gone. This is a crushing blow. Rest in Power.’
As well as Downey Jr., Captain America star Chris Evans said: ‘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.’
Thor’s Chris Hemsworth added: ‘Gonna miss you mate. Absolutely heartbreaking.
‘One of the kindest most genuine people I’ve met. Sending love and support to all the family. RIP.’
Rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman.
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