Tributes pour in for Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

Tributes are pouring in for Chadwick Boseman, who died aged 43 after a four-year battle with cancer

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Tributes have poured in for actor Chadwick Boseman, who died at the age of 43 on August 28, after a four-year battle with cancer.

The Black Panther star was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 but had never spoken about it publicly.

His family said he had filmed many of his recent movies while undergoing "countless surgeries".

Among those who paid tribute to Boseman was former US President Barack Obama:

Actor Denzel Washington, who found out recently that he had sponsored Boseman to study acting in the UK, said: "He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman."

One of Boseman's most memorable roles was T'Challa, king of the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda whose superhero alter-ego is the Black Panther.

Black Panther was one of the highest-grossing films of 2018, and the first major superhero movie featuring a mostly Black cast.

During his career, he also played several real-life characters famed for breaking racial barriers, including the film 42, about US baseball player Jackie Robinson who was the first Black athlete in Major League Baseball.

Boseman passed away at his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.

This video was produced and edited by Al Jazeera NewsFeed's Katya Bohdan.

Source: Al Jazeera