MIAMI – Actor Chadwick Boseman, who was most famous for his iconic Marvel role as Black Panther, died Friday of colon cancer. His last tweet was a photograph of himself with Sen. Kamala Harris at a Freedom for Immigrants event in California.
Boseman tweeted the photo on Aug. 11, the day former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate, announced Harris would be his running mate.
Harris reacted to the news of his death late Friday night on Twitter.
“Heartbroken. My friend and fellow Bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned, and humble,” Harris wrote. “He left too early but his life made a difference. Sending my sincere condolences to his family.”
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of @chadwickboseman, a supremely talented actor who gave millions of Black children a superhero to look up to. He was taken far too soon, but his influence on our culture will never be forgotten. Rest in power. https://t.co/epxaHQ2iy3— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) August 29, 2020
In 2018, Chadwick Boseman attended the massive protest rally in Los Angeles against Trump’s family separation/child kidnapping program.— Kumar Rao (@KumarRaoNYC) August 29, 2020
At same event, participated in launch of @AdyBarkan #BeAHero tour focused on economic and health justice.
A fighter and a kind soul 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/RSMwuAWb1j
A rising star taken too soon.— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) August 29, 2020
He embraced each day given while working to inspire many to dream big and work to make their dreams become reality.
Thanks for sharing your exceptional gifts with us.
Rest easy @chadwickboseman. #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/xsa6JTSubR