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    Celebs And Fans Alike Are Posting Tributes To Remember Chadwick Boseman On His Birthday, And My Heart Won't Stop Aching

    "I miss you every day, but I know you're with our ancestors looking over us."

    Chadwick Boseman, the beloved Black Panther actor, would have been 44 years old today. He died from colon cancer earlier this year.

    Chadwick Boseman smiling
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    Tributes from Chadwick's friends and fans are pouring in as we remember him and what his work meant to us. Here are some of the best posts honoring the King of Wakanda:

    1. Some people shared that Chadwick inspired them to "dream again":

    Today would have been his 44th birthday. I want to remember Chadwick Boseman as a smiling, inspiring and fantastic person. You've made so many of us dream again, Chad, and we miss you more than you could ever imagine. Rest in power, King❤️

    2. Black Panther costar Lupita Nyong'o shared that Chadwick was "sorely missed":

    3. Some people appreciated that Disney+ updated Marvel's intro to include a tribute for Chadwick on his birthday:

    Disney updated the Marvel Studios 'Black Panther' intro on Disney Plus to honor the late Chadwick Boseman on his Birthday. Rest in Power King!

    4. Others revealed they'll never get over this loss:

    I knew I was feeling sad for a reason. It would’ve been Chadwick Boseman’s 44th birthday. I’m literally still hurt , he was and forever will be my favorite actor. Like I’ll never get over it. Fly high🕊.

    5. Fellow Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo wished he could return to happy moments with his friend:

    Thinking of your passion, love, and your light today, @chadwickboseman. Happy Birthday. Wishing we could time travel back to this moment.

    6. Rapper Common thanked Chadwick for bringing "light to this world":

    Chadwick Boseman would have turned 44 years old today. Happy Birthday King. God Bless You. Thank you for using your gift to bring light to this world. RIP.

    7. Viola Davis, who costarred with Chadwick in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, shared that he's "still so alive" to her:

    8. Fellow Howard alumni admitted they fight tears whenever they think about the late actor:

    @K_JeanPierre I fight back tears everytime I think about him now. A master of his craft, a fellow Bison, and by all accounts a genuinely good person. Gone too soon. Happy Heavenly, Chad 🙏🏾

    9. Josh Gad, who worked with Chadwick in the movie Marshall, said that the angels are celebrating with his friend today:

    Happy birthday my friend. I know the angels are celebrating on high with you today. Miss you every day ⁦@chadwickboseman⁩ 🙏

    10. Some said that Chadwick's legacy will continue for generations:

    Today would have been his 44th birthday. #ChadwickBoseman 🖤 Gone too soon but not without leaving a legacy that will carry on for generations to come.

    11. Others pointed out the incredible icons that Chadwick brought to life:

    Today would have been the 44th birthday of Chadwick Boseman. Not only has he inspired millions in his role as Black Panther, he brought icons such as Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall to the big screen to preserve their legacies.

    12. Television host Jimmy Fallon shared that he's thankful "to have known him":

    Thinking about #ChadwickBoseman today on what would have been his 44th. I’ll always be grateful to have known him 🙏🏻 https://t.co/WQJkwIxhz9

    13. Some shared quotes about Chadwick's indisputable greatness:

    “(Chadwick Boseman) was in his way a historian — of other people’s magnetism and volition. Excellence and leadership spoke to and sparked him. They had to. No one approximates this much greatness without a considerable reserve of greatness himself.” - Wesley Morris, NY Times

    14. The actor's stylist Ashley Weston said she knew he was with their ancestors "looking over us":

    15. And some people shared Chadwick's most powerful, poignant lines:

    ❝ In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping off point. ❞ happy birthday chadwick boseman you will forever be our king

    Happy birthday, Chadwick. You will always be our king!

    Chadwick playing Black Panther and sitting on his throne
    Matt Kennedy/ Disney/ Courtesy Everett Collection

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