Sebastian Stan, a member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently uploaded a heartfelt video in celebration of the late actor Chadwick Boseman’s birthday.

King T’Challa, often known as Black Panther, was played by Boseman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

In addition to collaborating closely on Captain America: Civil War, Stan, who portrays Bucky Barnes in the MCU, also had appearances with Boseman in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.  

Boseman received a confidential colon cancer diagnosis in 2016 and unfortunately lost his battle with the disease in 2020.  

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his last movie, led to his posthumous Best Actor Academy Award nomination in 2020. 

In a video that the Chadwick Boseman Foundation for the Arts shared on Twitter in honor of Boseman’s birthday, Stan pays tribute to Boseman and considers his contributions to society.  

Stan describes Boseman as a “wonderful leader” and an inspiration, adding that the actor’s birthday has caused him to pause and consider his legacy.  

Stan continues by donating to Boseman’s foundation, which helps Black storytellers and exhorts viewers to love one another and share that love. 

Not only was Boseman a well-liked performer, but he was also crucial to the MCU. 

It was Boseman’s intention to avoid any stereotyping in his portrayal of T’Challa.