The world is still mourning the death of “Black Panther” hero Chadwick Boseman who unexpectedly passed away this summer on Aug. 28. This past weekend, the actor would have turned 44 on Sunday, Nov. 29, and to celebrate his legacy and birthday, Disney acknowledged him by displaying new opening credits to the Marvel blockbuster hit “Black Panther” on its streaming platform Disney+.
The executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, posted this message in advance to Disney fans.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) November 28, 2020
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) November 29, 2020
His celebrity friends acknowledged him on social media.
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 29, 2020
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 29, 2020
— Phylicia Rashad (@PhyliciaRashad) November 30, 2020
Chadwick Boseman would have turned 44 years old today. Happy Birthday King. God Bless You. Thank you for using your gift to bring light to this world. RIP. pic.twitter.com/Nv8jS2YcUE
— COMMON (@common) November 29, 2020
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— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 29, 2020
Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it for four years as it progressed to stage IV. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.