Chris Pratt and Mark Ruffalo lead the tributes for their Avengers co-star Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther: RIP: Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43 after enduring a four-year battle with colon cancer; Chadwick pictured in 2018 in Black Panther

Chris Pratt and Mark Ruffalo lead the tributes for their Avengers co-star Chadwick Boseman… after the Black Panther star passes away at 43: ‘Rest in power, King’

Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 after enduring a four-year battle with colon cancer.

 Boseman’s Avengers co-star Chris Pratt left a comment on Chadwick’s Instagram page.

‘This is such devastating news. We’re praying for his family. The world has lost an immeasurable talent and a great person,’ wrote Pratt, who plays Peter Quill aka Starlord in the Marvel Universe. 

Mark Ruffalo, who played the Hulk in Avengers, wrote a touching post on his personal Twitter page. 

Black Panther: RIP: Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43 after enduring a four-year battle with colon cancer; Chadwick pictured in 2018 in Black Panther

Black Panther: RIP: Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43 after enduring a four-year battle with colon cancer; Chadwick pictured in 2018 in Black Panther

‘All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King,’ he tweeted.

‘This is a crushing blow,’ wrote Get Out director Jordan Peele on Twitter, mere minutes after the actor’s passing was confirmed. 

Chance The Rapper took to the comment section of Boseman’s Instagram page, where his family’s statement was posted, to write: ‘Wow. We love you so much. Thank you for being so kind. You will be painfully missed. God bless you.’ 

Family's words: Chadwick's family and publicist confirmed his passing in a statement published to the actor's official Twitter account on Friday

Family’s words: Chadwick’s family and publicist confirmed his passing in a statement published to the actor’s official Twitter account on Friday

The Black Panther star passed away on Friday at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and other family members, as confirmed by his publicist Nicki Fioravante to the Associated Press.

Boseman, who was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, never spoke publicly about his diagnosis. It, eventually, progressed to stage four. 

‘A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,’ wrote Chadwick’s grieving family in a statement. 

‘From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more- all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,’ the statement concluded. 

Boseman became a household name in 2018 with his role as young king T’Challa in Marvel’s blockbuster superhero film Black Panther.

After news of Chadwick’s death broke, celebrities immediately took to social media to send their condolences to the actor’s family and to commemorate his extraordinary life.

Surrounded by love: The Black Panther star passed away on Friday at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and other family members, as confirmed by his publicist Nicki Fioravante to the Associated Press; Taylor and Chadwick pictured in 2019

Surrounded by love: The Black Panther star passed away on Friday at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and other family members, as confirmed by his publicist Nicki Fioravante to the Associated Press; Taylor and Chadwick pictured in 2019

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