Chadwick Boseman, the star of “Black Panther,” died on Friday after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

Boseman, who portrayed baseball icon Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film “42,” died on the same day as Major League Baseball’s annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, in honor of the color barrier-breaking Brooklyn Dodgers star, with every player wearing Robinson’s No. 42.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the statement read from Boseman’s official Twitter account. “It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

The sporting world responded in droves to the news of Boseman’s death, with MLB and NBA players reacting on Twitter and sharing their appreciation for the actor.

Major League Baseball and its stars including Adam Jones and Marcus Stroman showed their love for Boseman and his legacy in telling the story of Robinson.

Jayson Tatum, Kevin Love and Trae Young were among the many NBA stars who took to Twitter to share their appreciation for “T’Challa”.

Other stars from across the sporting world from the WWE to the UFC, from the NFL to the NHL, also went to social media to pay their condolences and share the impact the actor had on their lives.

The Denver Broncos highlighted Boseman’s role in “The Express,” where he played five-time Pro Bowler and Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little.

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