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Robert Downey Jr. pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman at MTV Movie & TV Awards

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The late Chadwick Boseman was honored at the MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time on Sunday night, as the actor's fellow Marvel castmates Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle presented the Black Panther actor with the "Hero for the Ages" award.

Downey Jr. shared, "The second you first saw him on screen, or had the opportunity to meet him in person, his energy and intensity was undeniable. There was something different and special about Chadwick Boseman."

"Each time he stepped on the set, he inspired and influenced everyone there. And with every role, he created a new legion of fans. He had an incredible power to unify people in their love for his work and their respect for him as a person. The way he lived his life united people behind a higher purpose and that will be his legacy," stated Cheadle.

Downey Jr. added, " The Avengers have all been given an opportunity to portray characters that are meaningful and, hopefully, memorable. Mr. Boseman truly embodied what it meant to be a superhero. His impact as a groundbreaking leading man, as an icon on screen –– it won't be quantified by the box office records he broke, but by the legions of fans who will celebrate him for many years to come."

Boseman died in late August after losing his battle to colon cancer at the age of 43-years-old. While his co-stars noted that Boseman will forever be known as the Black Panther, they also pointed out that he wasn't just a hero on screen, in fact, he was the most heroic when he was just being "Chad."