Late on Friday, 43-year-old Chadwick Boseman passed away with his wife and family by his side, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account.
The actor, who brought the iconic role of 'Black Panther' to life, was a great friend of the NBA family and was most recently a judge for the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest at the 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
NBA players - past and present - were among the many that mourned and reacted to his tragic death.
Smh it's just to much going on right now....... R.I.H #BlackPanther https://t.co/Vh9WvZz1bP- Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) August 29, 2020
🙏🏿🙏🏿 RIP https://t.co/8dgvrzumiZ- Mike Conley (@MCONLEY10) August 29, 2020
Rest in Heaven 👑 https://t.co/3kDVUvdjEY- DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 29, 2020
🙏🏾❤️ pic.twitter.com/SyolW0OSzk- Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) August 29, 2020
Mannnn no way!!! RIP KING 👑✊🏾😭 https://t.co/q4aue9j2Xw- Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) August 29, 2020
Rest in power @chadwickboseman !! Your legacy will live forever. 2020 man, been a tough one 💔- klay thompson (@KlayThompson) August 29, 2020
Rest in power, Chadwick Boseman. pic.twitter.com/7NN7YeEYeA- Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) August 29, 2020
RIP legend ❤️🙏🏽😓 https://t.co/j2yLUjzrVB- Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) August 29, 2020
Damn . Rest in paradise. 🙏🏽This year ain't it https://t.co/cJRXaVEPm8- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 29, 2020
My brother, my brother heartbroken 😞 don't even know what to say 😭 https://t.co/YzUpLTjQDc- Bismack Biyombo (@bismackbiyombo) August 29, 2020
Loss for words....one of my favorite actors. Praying for his family and loved ones. #RIPKing https://t.co/cwgDIVRmN6- Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) August 29, 2020
Wakanda Forever!! RIP Black Panther- Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) August 29, 2020
R.I.P 😔💔✊🏾- Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) August 29, 2020
Fighter till the end 🤍 I'm sick https://t.co/pwS6onydNl- JJJ (@jarenjacksonjr) August 29, 2020
RIP to a legend.- Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 29, 2020
🖤- Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) August 29, 2020
When you think this year can't get worse 😔 R.I.P legend 🙏🏻 https://t.co/9O0hvBS9dF- Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) August 29, 2020
😢 https://t.co/JwBs3QrESf- SLOWMO (@KyleAnderson5) August 29, 2020
😢✊🏽😢 https://t.co/ewj59WofBF- Brandon Clarke (@brandonclarke23) August 29, 2020
Just met you for the first time at all star... never stopped having this smile on your face... 😭😭🙏🏽 https://t.co/aYxDjEJHuV- Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) August 29, 2020
Rest in peace Chad 🙏 https://t.co/OXXGbvkpoc- Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 29, 2020
RIP CHADWICK BOSEMAN🙏🏽- Tyus Jones (@1Tyus) August 29, 2020
Man RIP Chadwick Boseman 😓🙏🏽- Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1) August 29, 2020
Rest In Peace 🙏🏿 https://t.co/iiqsQo4BWp- Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) August 29, 2020
You will be missed!! 🙏🏽 https://t.co/U8XfpEZYKz- Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) August 29, 2020
🕊 RIP Chadwick Boseman🕊- Andre Roberson (@FlyDre21) August 29, 2020
🕊May you rest in paradise🕊
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