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Stars honor Chadwick Boseman on his 44th birthday, three months after Black Panther hero lost secret cancer battle

STARS paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman on what would have been his 44th birthday after the Black Panther star lost his secret cancer battle.

Family, friends, and celebrities honored Chadwick on Sunday, November 29, just three months after he passed away from colon cancer on August 28 at the age of 43.

Jimmy Fallon, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Ruffalo, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, and MC Hammer were just some of the big names to wish the late actor a happy birthday.

Marvel posted a video montage on Twitter of Boseman playing the iconic role of King T’Challa in Black Panther today.

“Long live the King," the studio wrote, followed by the hashtag WakandaForever.

"Thinking of your passion, love, and your light today, @ChadwickBoseman," Mark Ruffalo captioned a video of a movie crew wishing Chadwick a happy birthday on set.

"Happy Birthday. Wishing we could time travel back to this moment."

"Continue watching over us King. Happy Birthday. Miss you," Michael wrote, while Lupita said: "Deeply loved, sorely missed."

Chadwick's brother Kevin Boseman also shared a photo of white flowers on Instagram and wrote: “Today is a good day to give someone their flowers.”

Boseman’s stylist, Ashley Weston, issued an emotional tribute on Instagram, saying she missed him "everyday."

“But I know you're with our ancestors looking over us,” she captioned the slew of pictures.

“And I know I'll always feel your spirit and love around me...but damn, I wish you were still here with us all.

“Until we reunite again, Happy birthday to my forever Muse and King."

News of Chadwick's death on August 28 emerged on Twitter and Instagram accounts.

His representatives revealed he had fought stage III colon cancer in 2016, which had since progressed to stage IV.

The actor received a posthumous award nomination for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

It is due for release on Netflix next month.

"After screening this with him, I told him he was about to get all the nominations," his brother Kevin wrote on Instagram.

"I was so faithful he’d be here to experience this moment. Congratulations, Baby Brother."

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