Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon honors Chadwick Boseman, who played Robinson in ‘42’

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Chadwick Boseman dies age 43 of cancer

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist, Nicki Fioravante, told The Associated Press. He won wide praise for his first appearance as the character in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War", which only made expectations for the impending debut of "Black Panther" - the first-ever Marvel Studios movie headlined by a Black actor - that much greater.

Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Biden also paid tribute to Boseman, writing, "The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen". "It was the honor of his life to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther". "Sending my honest condolences to his family".

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Twitter also reinstated the "Black Panther" hashtag emoji in the wake of the star's death.

Oprah Winfrey wrote: "What a gentle gifted SOUL".

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"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you numerous films you have come to love so much", the statement continued. "This is what Dignity looks like". Rest in peace Chadwick. "Your legacy will live on forever". - Scarlett Johansson, who co-starred with Boseman in three Marvel films, said in a statement. "This was a man who was beyond talented, and who was so unbelievably giving not only as a performer, but as a human being".

"I became adamant about the fact that it's not true", he added. - Henry McMaster, governor of SC, said on Twitter. His career highlights include roles of real-life icons Jackie Robinson in "42", James Brown in "Get on Up" and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall".

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Earlier this year, Boseman appeared in Lee's Netflix drama "Da 5 Bloods" and had completed filming on another Netflix project, the 1920s-set musical drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", adapted from the play by August Wilson, with Viola Davis and Colman Domingo, which will be released later this year.

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