MMA Twitter reacts to the passing of Chadwick Bozeman
Chadwick Boseman began acting professionally on All My Chidlren in 2003, and rose to play a series of iconic African-American historical figures including Jackie Robinson (42, 2013), James Brown (Get on Up, 2014), and Thurgood Marshall (Marshall, 2017), before breaking through to international superstardom as the Marvel Comic character King T’Challa in Black Panther (2018), Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Boseman’s most recent role was in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods (2020) which was released on Netflix. His final role is in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, also on Netflix, which will be released posthumously.
Boseman died on Friday, August 28, 2020, at the age of 43, after fighting colon cancer for four years.
"It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of alumnus Chadwick Boseman who passed away this evening. His incredible talent will forever be immortalized through his characters and through his own personal journey from student to superhero! Rest in Power!" @HUPrez17 pic.twitter.com/8TFBTM0tlm
— Howard University (@HowardU) August 29, 2020
A number of prominent MMA figures mourned his passing.
Wakanda forever ✊🏽
— Eryk Anders (@erykanders) August 29, 2020
So heartbreaking to hear the passing of Chadwick Boseman. You will be missed 💔 pic.twitter.com/GoglsrIIiy
— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) August 29, 2020
Rest in eternal peace & love Chadwick Boseman. 😔 Life is so precious. https://t.co/kQMMZTTOsy
— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) August 29, 2020
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) August 29, 2020
Some shitty news. Hope this man knew how treasured he was. https://t.co/jsdiVmGSXv
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) August 29, 2020
— Walt Harris (@thebigticket205) August 29, 2020
Damn. Sending love to his family 🙏🏻 https://t.co/QnOM3GyTdK
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) August 29, 2020
Mohammed Al Hosani
RIP. Hiding his pain throughout making these iconic movies shows how sacred it was for him to separate his personal struggles from his professional career. A true hero. https://t.co/O58PxmhIhu
— 🇦🇪 محمد جاسم الحوسني 🇦🇪 (@MoAlHousani) August 29, 2020
Hard to hear about this.
Rest in love, brother.
Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world. My love and strength to your family. https://t.co/hNAWav7Cq8
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 29, 2020
R.I.P Chadwick Boseman. We all have to cherish today as tomorrow is never promised. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/IvgK0zYQIM
— Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) August 29, 2020
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) August 29, 2020
— Jairzinho 'BIGI BOY' Rozenstruik (@JairRozenstruik) August 29, 2020
I’m a grown man now, but I never had superheroes that I remember looking up to. Chadwick Boseman was my Superhero when I watched Black Panther 🙌🏾 He seemed like a great man and gave a lot of hope and inspiration to young black children. RIP @chadwickboseman! pic.twitter.com/R212oxi32e
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 29, 2020