PeopleThe world continues to grieve Chadwick Boseman

Tributes from Marvel Studios, MTV and more celebrate actor's life
Michael HeusnerSeptember 1, 2020

Tributes for “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman have continued to pour in from fans and brands alike following news of the actor’s death last Friday.

Marvel Studios honored Boseman with a touching video honoring the star who played “Black Panther” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But Boseman was more than a superhero icon. He played real-life heroes as well, including Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, and James Brown, making his loss a particularly painful one.

Other tributes included the NBA, which returned from a walkout with a moment of silence honoring Boseman, college basketball and Arizona coaching icon Lute Olson, and 18-year NBA veteran Clifford Robinson who all died recently.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo. also paid tribute to Boseman, following his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in ‘42’, his first starring role. The museum put the Kansas City Monarchs jersey that Boseman wore as Jackie Robinson on display beginning Tuesday, September 1, through Sunday, September 6.

Following news of his death, ABC aired the commercial-free network premiere of “Black Panther,” followed by a special named “Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute For A King,” in which Boseman’s co-stars from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as others including Oprah Winfrey, reflected on the actor’s life.

MTV dedicated its annual “Video Music Awards” to Boseman, which kicked off with a tribute from actress Keke Palmer.

Boseman died on August 28 after a four year battle with colon cancer.

He was 43 years old.

Michael Heusner

Michael is a senior correspondent at Marcom Weekly covering news, brands and feature stories.

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