'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Says Chadwick Boseman 'Shielded His Collaborators From His Suffering'

"He was an epic firework display."

Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday (August 29) at age 43 after a four year battle with colon cancer. The tragic news was confirmed via the actor’s official Instagram. 

Arguably, the actor’s most influential role was as King T’Challa in Black Panther. Boseman’s co-stars and colleagues from the film have started sharing their personal tributes to the actor.

From Sterling K. Brown to Forest Whitaker, here are the statements from the Black Panther squad:

  • Ryan Coogler

  • Letitia Wright

  • Sterling K Brown

  • Forest Whitaker

  • Angela Bassett

  • Louis D'Esposito (Marvel Studios Co-President)

  • Hannah Beachler (Black Panther production designer)

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