Marvel Studios has released a video paying tribute to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman who passed away Friday at the age of 43 from colon cancer.
"You will always be our King," Marvel Studios posted with a video 4 minutes and 43 seconds in length that offers a look at Boseman the actor including behind-the-scenes footage and footage of Black Panther.
Bob Iger, who was the Disney CEO for all of Boseman's Marvel movies also tweeted the video adding, "Watching this tonight was heartbreaking. Such a powerful, gentle soul."
Earlier tonight, ABC aired Black Panther commercial-free and featured the following video after the film:
Chadwick Boseman Tribute:
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler also recently paid tribute to his actor.
Chad deeply valued his privacy, and I wasn’t privy to the details of his illness. After his family released their statement, I realized that he was living with his illness the entire time I knew him. Because he was a caretaker, a leader, and a man of faith, dignity and pride, he shielded his collaborators from his suffering. He lived a beautiful life. And he made great art. Day after day, year after year. That was who he was. He was an epic firework display. I will tell stories about being there for some of the brilliant sparks till the end of my days. What an incredible mark he’s left for us.
I haven’t grieved a loss this acute before. I spent the last year preparing, imagining and writing words for him to say, that we weren’t destined to see. It leaves me broken knowing that I won’t be able to watch another close-up of him in the monitor again or walk up to him and ask for another take.
It hurts more to know that we can’t have another conversation, or facetime, or text message exchange. He would send vegetarian recipes and eating regimens for my family and me to follow during the pandemic. He would check in on me and my loved ones, even as he dealt with the scourge of cancer.