Gli Avengers piangono Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther è morto

L'attore, 42 anni, lottava contro un cancro al colon dal 2016

ROMA – Chadwick Boseman, star di “Black Panther” e dell’Universo Marvel, è morto a soli 42 anni. All’attore era stato diagnosticato con un cancro al colon nel 2016. Una malattia di cui non aveva mai parlato pubblicamente e che lo ha accompagnato durante tutte le riprese dei suoi ultimi film.

“Chadwick – scrive la famiglia nel post che annuncia la scomparsa – è stato un vero guerriero. Ha perseverato in tutto questo e realizzato tanti film che avete imparato ad amare. Da ‘Marcia per la libertà’ a ‘Da 5 Bloods – Come fratelli’ e ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ e molti altri. Sono tutti stati filmati tra innumerevoli operazioni e la chemioterapia

Chadwick se ne va portando con sé un’eredità enorme: vera e propria icona per la cultura afro-americana. L’attore è stato il primo supereroe nero ad avere un film proprio in un franchise. “È stato un onore nella sua carriera portare alla vita T’Challa in Black Panther”, continua la famiglia. La pellicola, inoltre, è il primo film ad essere nominato agli Oscar come Miglior Film.

— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020

Boseman, però, sarà ricordato anche per “42”, film in cui ha interpretato il primo afroamericano a giocare nella Major League di baseball e “Get on Up”, in cui ha vestito i panni del musicista James Brown. Nel 2022 è prevista l’uscita del secondo capitolo di “Black Panter”. 

Oggi, però, c’è spazio solo per il cordoglio. Ecco i messaggi dei colleghi che hanno lavorato accanto a lui in questi anni o che l’avevano semplicemente conosciuto.

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Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.

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I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. Few performers have such power and versatility. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in power, King. 💙

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Gonna miss you mate. Absolutely heartbreaking. One of the kindest most genuine people I’ve met. Sending love and support to all the family xo RIP @chadwickboseman

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All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of @chadwickboseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord, love ya. Rest in power, King.

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Chadwick, you were even more of a hero off screen than on. A role model not only to me on set, but to millions of others around the world. You brought joy and happiness to so many and I’m proud to have been able to call you a friend. RIP Chadwick

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Chadwick was someone who radiated power and peace. Who stood for so much more than himself. Who took the time to really see how you were doing and gave words of encouragement when you felt unsure. I’m honored to have the memories I have. The conversations, the laughter. My heart is with you and your family. You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in power and peace my friend.

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Chadwick is an inspiration, a warrior with a big kind heart that I’ll never forget. I’m so deeply heartbroken by his passing. Sending love to the Boseman family … R.I.P.

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i will miss you, birthday brother. you were always light and love to me. my god … ✌🏿♥️✊🏿 🙅🏿‍♂️ forever and ever …

— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 29, 2020

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My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. The world will miss his tremendous talent. God rest his soul. #wakandaforever

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Rest in Power King T’Challa. My heart is so heavy right now. Your passing has hit me hard. I will tell my sons about you forever. You were one of the classiest men I have ever met in my life. It was an honor to have shared minutes with you on screen and to have crossed paths with you during press. Though our acquaintance was light you always left a lasting impression because of your energy, poise and gentle manner. May the Universe deliver you to your promise land brother. ~ Que en paz y en poder logres descansar finalmente. Con lo poco que estuviste aquí, dejaste un legado increíble!!!

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“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day. And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full circle experience. This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother…”thou aren’t not dead but flown afar…”. All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.” #WakandaForever

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— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) August 29, 2020

THANK YOU @chadwickboseman for all you gave us. We needed it & will always cherish it! A talented & giving artist & brother who will be sorely missed🙏🏿 RIP

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) August 29, 2020

To a hero who transcends universes. Wakanda Forever. Rest in Power Chadwick.

— DC (@DCComics) August 29, 2020

I don’t have words. Rest In Peace, Bruh. Thank you for all you did while you were here. Thank you for being a friend. You are loved. You will be missed. 🤜🏿🤛🏿

— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) August 29, 2020

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Chadwick… words to express my devastation of losing you. Your talent, your spirit, your heart, your authenticity……..It was an honor working beside you, getting to know you….Rest well prince…May flights of angels sing thee to thy heavenly rest. I love you! 💛💛💛 My heart cannot take 2020! Please God no more!!!

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You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me. Fuck this fucked up ass year. Praying for all of your loved ones. Praying for us. Black people – feel what you feel, take care of each other. Hold space for self. For love. For grief. I know – we already were in grieving, this whole fucking year. I’m posting mental health resources. Be real – we are fucking DRAINED, exhausted, enraged, depressed, and resilient and magical and HUMAN. We are allowed to be all of everything humanity entails – despite what this anti-Black society tells us. We can’t catch a fucking break. And fuck anybody who says don’t make this about race. FUCK YOU. Unfortunately, We can’t separate our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health from the detrimental influence of white supremacy. It doesn’t take a break! FUCK ALL OF THIS SHIT. Chadwick Boseman, I pray you are at peace and I’m heartbroken you are gone but I’m grateful you got the fuck out of here. I know you are in a better place – a place of power. You are now among the ancestors, in each of our hearts, behind us, in front of us, underneath us, above us, empowering us to move forward, empowering us to tear down oppression, empowering us to build a better world, telling us when to rest, comforting us when we cry, guiding us toward healing. Thank you for your essence. Thank you for your presence. #ChadwickBoseman ✊🏽🖤

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live your legacy now. live forever. rest well bredren. 👑

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