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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pays emotional tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was inspired by Chadwick Boseman’s performance in Black Panther (Picture: Instagram)

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has paid an emotional tribute to Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman.

The 43-year-old’s tragic death was confirmed on Saturday with his family announcing he had been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer, a disease he had been fighting for the past four years.

A statement read: ‘It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

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

‘From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.’

Boseman was, perhaps, best known for his starring role in Black Panther, a film which inspired…