The seemingly sudden and undoubtedly untimely death of Chadwick Boseman came as a complete shock to near-everybody. The actor – who within a few short years had risen from one-to-watch to blockbuster-leading-man status – passed away at the end of August at the age of 43, following a years-long private battle with colon cancer, leaving Hollywood and legions of fans to come to terms with the passing of a modern-day movie icon.
This month’s edition of Empire is a very special issue in tribute to Chadwick Boseman, an actor who truly changed the face of cinema over the last decade. The magazine features personal remembrances from his screen collaborators, plus a look back at the iconic roles he portrayed over his career – from Black Panther and Thurgood Marshall to James Brown and beyond – and Empire writers revisiting their interview experiences with the man himself. Boseman left an indelible mark on cinema and the film industry at large, and his cultural contributions – as well as the generosity of how much he gave to the world in the most difficult of circumstances – will endure for generations to come.
This month’s newsstand cover features Chadwick photographed by Kwaku Alston.
And this month’s exclusive subscriber cover – bearing Boseman and his most beloved roles – illustrated by Kingsley Nebechi.
Find out more about what’s inside the Chadwick Boseman Tribute issue in the coming days, and pre-order a copy of the issue online, with free UK delivery, here. Find it on newsstands from Thursday 1 October.