Chadwick Boseman, known best for his roles as T’Challa in Black Panther and James Brown in Get On Up, died at 43 on Friday after privately battling with stage IV colon cancer. Upon news of his death, many musicians like Chance The Rapper, Drake, The Weeknd, SZA, Kehlani and more came forward to mourn the actor’s death and send his family their prayers.
Chance The Rapper took to Instagram to share a heartfelt photo of Boseman with his wife and daughter. “Thanks for being so kind,” the rapper wrote. “God bless you and your family.”
SZA, who collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on the Black Panther soundtrack, said she was “honored” to have had the chance to meet Boseman. “thank you for changing our lives,” she wrote continuing: “thank you for always being kind. I’m so Honored to have met you at all.”
Drake, Kehlani, and The Weeknd also expressed their heartbreak over Bosemen’s passing. “gone way too soon,” The Weeknd wrote.
Rest In Power, King.
many many prayers to the Boseman family. wow. ????
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) August 29, 2020
“Purpose is the essential element of you. It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill." --Chadwick Boseman ??
— TINASHE (@Tinashe) August 29, 2020
CANCEL EVERYTHING. MY GODDDDDDDDD.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather?????????? (@JanelleMonae) August 29, 2020
.@Beyonce honors the late @ChadwickBoseman on her website. ?? pic.twitter.com/knD559MFoS
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 29, 2020
Inspired to the core by Chadwick Boseman’s display of bravery, strength and the overwhelming amount of thought and heart he put into his public life; it speaks volumes to who he was as a person. Rest easy...Thank you for your impact on everything you touched.
— Sunshine Boy™??? (@AlexGaskarth) August 29, 2020
RIP Chadwick Boseman.
This is so unbelievable, sending love & light to your family ??????
— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) August 29, 2020
Heartbreaking. A true talent and a class act. Rest In Peace @chadwickboseman ?????? https://t.co/iGvpTPMlQ4
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) August 29, 2020