The shocking news of the demise of American actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in the Marvel superhero franchise, Black Panther has left fans and the film world stunned.
Boseman died of cancer at 43, his publicist Nicki Fioravante announced in a statement posted on his social media.
According to the statement, the actor who has been battling colon cancer died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.
The news of his death came as a shock to many as Boseman never discussed his diagnosis publicly.
Tributes have already begun pouring in for the star across the globe.
Among the first stars of the Marvel franchise to speak out are Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Angela Bassett, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, and Taika Waititi.
“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,” Ruffalo tweeted.
“It was the highest honor getting to work with you and getting to know you. What a generous and sincere human being. You believed in the sacred nature of the work and gave your all. Much love to your family. And much love from all of us left here,” he added.