The “real-life superhero” played icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown. And he was “Black Panther’s” beloved king, T’Challa.
Twitter overflowed with homages, movie clips and Boseman’s scenes on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show.”
The “Black Panther” and “42” star was remembered for his compelling talent and huge heart. He continued to give to his craft and to others everything he could, even as he faced his own formidable health challenge.
“This broke me,” tweeted “Insecure” actress Issa Rae.
Marvel, the studio behind “Black Panther,” posted a memorial photo on Instagram.
On Saturday, former President Barack Obama honored Boseman in a tweet recalling a time when the actor visited the White House.
Numerous other public figures, celebrities and institutions paid tribute on social media.