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Arsenal pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther actor dies aged 43

Premier League giants Arsenal have become the latest to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman after the actor died at the age of 43.

Boseman passed away after a battle with colon cancer, diagnosed in 2016, which developed to stage four.

Tributes have poured in for the Black Panther actor after a heartbreaking post was shared onto the star’s Instagram account announcing his death. And the Gunners were quick to pay their respects.

Alongside a picture of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrating in a Black Panther mask, Arsenal tweeted: “Rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman.

An inspiration whose impact went far beyond film. Your legacy will live on.”

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Boseman rocketed to fame as the lead star in Marvel’s 2018 mega-hit Black Panther, playing T’Challa.

Chris Evans, who played Captain America alongside Boseman, said: “I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special.

“A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King.”

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died aged 43
(Image: Dumfries And Galloway Standard)
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While Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, said: “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”

Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, cast Boseman as Black Panther and in a statement said: “Chadwick’s passing is absolutely devastating

“{He was our T’Challa, our Black Panther, and our dear friend. Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible.

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