2020 just needs to end already. The blasted year has taken another life and this time, we lost the Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman, who was famously known for the Marvel superhero he played, succumbed to colon cancer and passed away at the age of 43. Boseman’s estate made the announcement on his social media and people were shocked to learn about his illness for the first time. For the four years that he battled cancer, the actor gave us some memorable performances in Marvel movies like Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, and of course, Black Panther. His last appearance was in the Netflix action-drama Da 5 Bloods, in which he played an American soldier. We had no idea that behind his brave face, he was silently suffering. The reactions to his passing are bittersweet and Hollywood is just as aghast as we are. Here’s how his peers expressed their anguish.

Sterling K Brown

Mark Ruffalo

Chris Evans

Chris Pratt

Brie Larson

Ryan Reynolds

Ava DuVernay

Viola Davis

Jordan Peele

Angela Bassett

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“It was meant to be for Chadwick and me to be connected, for us to be family. But what many don’t know is our story began long before his historic turn as Black Panther. During the premiere party for Black Panther, Chadwick reminded me of something. He whispered that when I received my honorary degree from Howard University, his alma mater, he was the student assigned to escort me that day. And here we were, years later as friends and colleagues, enjoying the most glorious night ever! We’d spent weeks prepping, working, sitting next to each other every morning in makeup chairs, preparing for the day together as mother and son. I am honored that we enjoyed that full circle experience. This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother…”thou aren’t not dead but flown afar…”. All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince.” #WakandaForever

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Don Cheadle

Octavia Spencer

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I have to say this because it’s on my heart. We all must do and be better about how we discuss people aesthetically. I remember reading things people were saying about Chadwick’s dramatic weight loss without ever considering his circumstances. Now, my heart is breaking because a young and vital talent has ascended, and I pray he never felt the withering assault of public scrutiny. I pray that his family knows just how beloved he is. That he was always a perfect gentleman with strong convictions. Always gracious. Graceful. Many of us are inconsolable right now; but I’ve put my mother on the case. I’ve prayed and asked her to show him around heaven and to look in on us every once in a while!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Kerry Washington

Zoe Saldana

Uzo Aduba

Gabrielle Union

Mariah Carey

John Legend

Ice Cube

Alyssa Milano

Taika Waititi

Reese Witherspoon

Kate Hudson

Joe Biden

RIP, Chadwick Boseman. #WakandaForever