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Robert Downey Jr. Pays Tribute To Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman

by : Millicent Cooke on : 29 Aug 2020 19:45
Robert Downey Jr. Pays Tribute To Chadwick BosemanRobert Downey Jr. Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman@guevaranist/Twitter

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.

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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.

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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.’

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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.’

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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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Millicent Cooke

Millicent is an ex-local newspaper editor and zero-award winning journalist from deepest, darkest Devon. When she's not drinking cider, looking at memes or trying to stay relevant, Millicent works as a social editor at UNILAD.

Topics: Celebrity, Avengers, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, Marvel, Now, Robert Downey Jr