Chadwick Boseman: MMA stars pay tribute to ‘Black Panther’ hero after untimely death

The news of the death of actor Chadwick Boseman came as a huge shock to people around the world, as the 43-year-old star of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” who also portrayed baseball icon Jackie Robinson and “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown on the big screen, passed away after a battle with colon cancer.

Boseman’s passing struck a chord with fans, celebrities and sports stars across the globe, and a host of MMA stars took to social media to pay their own personal tributes to an actor whose performances on screen had made a profound effect on their own lives and careers.

Jon Jones: ‘Thank you for your excellence’

Aljamain Sterling: ‘Chadwick Boseman was my superhero’

Michelle Waterson: ‘Such an amazing role model’

Angela Hill: ‘Thank you for inspiring the world’

Corey Anderson: ‘Thank you for bringing us great Black American movies’

Justin Gaethje: ‘Hope this man knew how treasured he was’

Walt Harris: ‘2020 please just end now… This is crazy’

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