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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman with emotional Instagram message

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has paid an emotional tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.

The US actor, best known for playing Black Panther in the Marvel superhero franchise, has sadly died of cancer aged 43.

A statement posted on social media said: “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.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought 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.

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.

“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

The news has left many across the world stunned and Aubameyang is no different.

Taking to Instagram ahead of his side’s clash against Liverpool, the Gunners captain posted an emotional message to the late actor.

“We all feeling it!! may you Rest in Peace,” Aubameyang wrote.

“You gave us so much Hope and strength thanks for everything #wakandaforever, @chadwickboseman.

This is not the first time Aubameyang has paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman.

After scoring against Rennes in the Europa League a couple of seasons ago, he pulled out the Black Panther mask from the bag, placed it over his head and neck and did the ‘Wakanda Forever’ sign with his arms.