November 29 would have been the late Chadwick Boseman’s 44th birthday. And Common was among the celebrities paying tribute to the star only three months after his shocking death from colon cancer.
The 48-year-old rapper shared an array of images of Boseman at his best while thanking him on social media for his contributions. ‘Chadwick Boseman would have turned 44 years old today,’ he wrote.
‘Happy Birthday King. God Bless You. Thank you for using your gift to bring light to this world. RIP.’ Among the photos, he selected to represent the actor were a still from Black Panther and a popular publicity photo that was used on posters for the movie.
He also had an image of Boseman giving his commencement address at his alma mater Howard University in 2018, when he gave the Wakanda salute.
The tweet included the beaming black and white image of Boseman that accompanied the heartbreaking announcement of his death on his social media accounts on August 28.
Mark Ruffalo, who acted with Boseman in the Avengers films, remembered the actor and theater director with a short video of him on the set of one of the Avengers films.
Members of the cast, including Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, and Danai Gurira were assembled around Boseman to sing him Happy Birthday from an earlier celebration.
The Da 5 Bloods star looked bashful before beaming ear-to-ear as he went in for hugs with Mackie and Gurira.’Thinking of your passion, love, and your light today, @ChadwickBoseman. Happy Birthday. Wishing we could time travel back to this moment,’ Ruffalo captioned the clip.
Kevin Boseman, Chadwick’s brother, kept his tribute more low-key as he shared a lovely photo of flowers.’Today is a good day to give someone their flowers,’ he wrote.Like his brother, Kevin has had his own cancer scare, but he marked the two-year anniversary of it being in remission after he was first diagnosed in 2018.
Jennifer Garner remembered Boseman with a video clip from a Vanity Fair shoot, along with a broken-hearted emoji.MC Hammer remembered the late actor with a simple birthday post featuring a compilation of him laughing and smiling from television appearances.
The video was scored to a slowed-down version of SZA’s chorus on the Kendrick Lamar track All The Stars from the Black Panther soundtrack.Marvel remembered Boseman with a redesign of its logo, which appears before all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
The short video normally features multiple Marvel clips, but this one was edited with only footage of Boseman from Black Panther and his other Marvel appearances.
Howard University, where Boseman studied directing and graduated with a BFA, remembered the late actor as well.’Gone but not forgotten! Rest in Power,’ the historically Black university wrote on its Twitter account.
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