Sports world mourns death of 'Black Panther' and '42' star Chadwick Boseman

Jack Baer
·3 min read

The death of actor Chadwick Boseman shocked the world on Friday night, and that included the sports world.

Through some of the most iconic and empowering roles ever held by a Black actor, few in the entertainment world held as much meaning as Boseman did to athletes and teams. In a career that ended far too early, Boseman played Jackie Robinson in “42,” King T’Challa in “Black Panther,” Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall” and James Brown in “Get on Up.”

Some of those roles were even performed after Boseman received the colon cancer diagnosis in 2016 that eventually led to his death.

Athlete after athlete, as well as some of the teams Boseman suited up for in his films, mourned the loss of an actor whose greatness extended well beyond his films.

Sports world mourns Chadwick Boseman

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