Tributes are being paid to actor Chadwick Boseman, the star of Black Panther, following his death at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with cancer.

His family announced the news with a statement on his Twitter account:

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

Tributes to Boseman have poured in with actors, musicians, politicians and more sharing their condolences on social media.

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