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The world of sport (Neymar, LeBron...) pays tribute to 'Black Panther' Boseman

Chadwick Boseman, best known for his star turn in the blockbuster Marvel superhero film "Black Panther,"died after a four-year battle with cancer.

The world of sport (Neymar, LeBron...) pays tribute to 'Black Panther' Boseman
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Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his star turn in the blockbuster Marvel superhero film "Black Panther," has died at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, according to an announcement posted on Friday on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Boseman, a native of South Carolina, passed away at his home, with his wife and family at his side, the statement said, without specifying when he died. He resided in Los Angeles.

Sport mourns 'Black Panther'

There was a major outpouring of grief with many of Boseman's fans keen to pay tribute to the actor with many leading personalities from across the world of sport also adding their voices lamenting the loss of the young talent.

Pau Gasol

Kylian Mbappé

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Rest In Peace 🕊🤍...

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Neymar Jr.

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LeBron James

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Rest In Paradise King 👑! #TheHellWith2020 #FCancer

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NBA

Arsenal FC

Lewis Hamilton

"Black Panther" went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of the year and was nominated for six Oscars, including best picture. It won three Academy Awards - in the best original score, best costume design and best production design categories.

The statement on his social media accounts said Boseman was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, and that the disease progressed ultimately to stage 4.