LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan attend the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

NEW YORK (AP) — In their driveways or in their bedrooms, using little cardboard boxes or piles of backyard dirt, young fans of "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman paid their respects with lots of Wakanda salutes and mock funerals attended by action figures.

Soon after the shocking news of Boseman's death Friday at age 43, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles began posting photos of funerals staged by kids for King T'Challa, the actor's lead character from the Marvel blockbuster. Some of those posts have been shared thousands of times amid an outpouring of grief from admirers of all ages who were unaware he had been battling colon cancer for four years.

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