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Lewis Hamilton leads tributes to Chadwick Boseman after Black Panther star passes away

A host of sporting stars have led the way in paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman after the Black Panther star passed away after a private four-year battle with colon cancer.  

The actor, who was 43, passed away at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side. They did not specify when he died.

‘It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,’ the family said.

Tributes for actor Chadwick Boseman from sport stars have poured in after his passing

The Black Panther star has died at age 43 after private four-year battle with colon cancer

The Black Panther star has died at age 43 after private four-year battle with colon cancer

‘A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.’

The family revealed several of Boseman’s recent films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, and August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, were filmed ‘during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.’

And a number of sporting names have taken to social media to pay tribute to the 43-year-old, with Lewis Hamilton leading the way in sharing…