Chadwick Boseman Honored by Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle on the MTV Film & TV Awards

A real life superhero.

Chadwick Boseman, who died in August at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer, was honored on December 6th at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time Special. The Black Panther actor, who last appeared in the movie Ma Rainey & # 39; s Black Below, received the posthumous award from his Marvel co-stars Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr. during the event over the weekend. The award was intended to honor a star "whose on-screen heroism was only matched by the real hero they had off-screen".

In the message of tribute, Robert said, "When you first saw him on screen or had the opportunity to meet him in person, his energy and intensity was undeniable. Chadwick Boseman had something different and special about him."

Don added that every time Chadwick walked on the set, he "inspired and influenced everyone there". Robert went on to say that Chadwick "really embodied what it means to be a superhero".

"His impact as a groundbreaking lead actor, as an icon on screen," he continued, "is not quantified by the box office records he broke, but by the legion of fans who will celebrate him for years to come."

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