Last Friday, the entertainment world was hit hard by the unexpected death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. In this discussion, CinemaBlend staffers who have met Chadwick Boseman (Eric Eisenberg), and those who had personal connections to the actor (Erik Swann, Sean O’Connell, Jeff McCobb), discuss his legacy and the impact it will have on the film industry moving forward.

From All My Children, to 42, to Black Panther, to Da 5 Bloods, Boseman chose his roles with integrity. His impact goes beyond just his resume, though. The main takeaway: People refer to Chadwick Boseman as “King” for a reason.