The unexpected passing of actor Chadwick Boseman at age 43 has left many people struggling to find the words to express what has been lost or even the depth of feeling many people are experiencing in the wake of his loss. Fortnite players have already found one such way to express respect, however. As the game is currently crossing over with Marvel properties, a new obsidian panther statue has been added to the game’s map… and players are using it as a site to play tribute to the actor who played King T’challa of Wakanda, the Black Panther himself.
Fan requests are also pouring in for a Black Panther skin and the option of donating to charity as an additional tribute to Boseman’s life and work. It remains to be seen if Epic will act upon any of this, of course, or how long the panther will remain in the game. For now, though, players clearly are more than willing to bow to the king in his passing.