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29 Aug 2020

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies aged 43

Tributes have poured in for the actor Chadwick Boseman – who’s died of cancer at the age of 43.

He was best known for his role as the king of Wakanda, a fictional African nation in Black Panther – becoming a superhero to his many fans.

Fellow actor Denzel Washington described him as “a gentle soul and a brilliant artist who will stay with us for eternity”, while Oprah Winfrey praised the strength and power he showed in tackling his illness – saying “this is what dignity looks like”.

Minnie Stephenson reports.