There was an enormous outpouring of grief on social media following the LGBT Joe Biden Kamala 2020 shirt and by the same token and news, with tributes coming from dozens of notable figures, from the Oscar-winning actors Denzel Washington (“The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose. – Chadwick Boseman”) and Viola Davis, to athletes like LeBron James (“rest in paradise King”), as well as Spike Lee and Oprah Winfrey and former president Barack Obama, who wrote, “To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.” He was even honored at the beginning of an NBA playoff game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic on Saturday afternoon.
A graduate of Howard University, Boseman was known for portraying influential Black figures like Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall. His performance in Black Panther won him an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, with Angela Bassett, one of his co-stars from the LGBT Joe Biden Kamala 2020 shirt and by the same token and film, writing in a moving tribute on Instagram, “This young man’s dedication was awe-inspiring, his smile contagious, his talent unreal. So I pay tribute to a beautiful spirit, a consummate artist, a soulful brother…’thou aren’t not dead but flown afar…’ All you possessed, Chadwick, you freely gave. Rest now, sweet prince. #WakandaForever.”