Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman: Widow pays tribute to late actor at virtual Gotham Film Awards

Accepting an award on the late star's behalf at a virtual Gotham Film Awards, Simone Ledward Boseman said he had been "the most honest person I've ever met".

"He didn't just stop at speaking the truth," she continued. "He actively searched for it in himself, in those around him and in the moment."

The Black Panther star died of cancer in August last year at the age of 43.

He was honoured with the Gotham Awards actor tribute prize.

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Denzel Washington, who once paid Chadwick Boseman's tuition, pays tribute

Washington's rep released a statement to CNN paying tribute to Boseman who died last week at the age of 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer.

"He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career," Washington said in his statement. "God bless Chadwick Boseman."

On Sunday night ABC aired the special "Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute For A King" following a commercial-free airing of "Black Panther."

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"Chad was an anomaly. He was calm. Assured. Constantly studying," wrote the director on Sunday morning.

"The ancestors spoke through him," he added. "What an incredible mark he's left for us."

Boseman died on Thursday at home in Los Angeles with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side.

He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago, undergoing treatment while filming hit movies like Avengers: Endgame, 21 Bridges and Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after colon cancer battle

A representative for the actor confirmed his death to the AP and said he had died at his Los Angeles home with his wife and family by his side. He was 43.

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement to AP