Shocked Klassikans, Hollywood stars, American civil rights leaders, political candidates, Kenyans and the world have remembered actor Chadwick Boseman as an "immense talent" who will leave a legacy in the film industry.
Boseman's death has come as a great shock to friends, colleagues and fans of the actor, who did not publicly reveal he had been treated for colon cancer since 2016.
The 43-year-old has been remembered for his inspirational performance as the titular character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Black Panther, which broke cultural barriers and box office records.
He also portrayed real-life historical figures Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.
"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 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.
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. " read a post on his instagram page.
His Eminent Majesty Don Santo tweeted; "Not even death can separate us Chadwick Boseman. #Remember we are in Wakanda forever bro. May Peace Be With You ninja. #RIPChadwickBoseman#KlassikNation#WakandaForever."
Chief Blessed Paul tweeted; "In the spirit of mourning our african hero Chadwick Boseman lets listen to this beautiful african #KalpopGospel #hbrfanzone Blessed Paul feat. DonSanto - Wema Wako on Boomplay.