NFL Players react to sudden passing of Chadwick Boseman

After news broke out that “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman has passed away, several NFL players took to Twitter to share their shock and disbelief about the tragic development.

In a post on Boseman’s Twitter, his representative revealed that the famous actor passed away due to Stage IV colon cancer. The 42-year-old actor has apparently been battling the illness since 2016.

The heartbreaking news left the whole world devastated, including the sports industry. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was among the first NFL players to react to the passing of the famed actor, taking it to Twitter to remember and pay tribute to Boseman.

Several other football players followed suit, all expressing how the death of Boseman came as a shock. After all, the late actor never really publicly revealed his diagnosis.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas also couldn’t believe that the year 2020 took both Boseman and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. The NFL star posted a picture of the two and noted how the year has been wild, the coronavirus pandemic aside.

Chadwick Boseman fought through the pain of his illness, even producing films to make people happy. He never complained despite it all, even though his cancer progressed from Stage 3 to Stage 4 through the years.

The whole world is mourning the death of not only a great actor, but a massive inspiration. To recall, his “Black Panther” film made waves for its impact on the Black community and empowering them with his representation.

Here are other reactions from the rest of the NFL, both from current and former players inspired by the actor,

Boseman may be gone, but he will be remembered forever — not only by NFL players but by the whole world.

Wakanda Forever. Rest in Power, Chadwick.

Cam Newton, Bill Belichick, Patriots

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