Chadwick Boseman

‘Crushingly Sad': Actors, Friends Mourn Death of Chadwick Boseman

Boseman had not spoken publicly about his cancer diagnosis

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Fans, fellow actors, former President Barack Obama and others took to social media to remember Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer at age 43.

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The outpouring was immediate and heartfelt after Boseman's Twitter account revealed that he died following a four-year battle with cancer.

Howard University also released a statement, as Boseman was an alumnus of the school.

Twitter said Saturday that the announcement posted to Boseman's account was the most "liked" tweet in the history of the platform.

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