Reverends Irene Monroe and Emmett G. Price III made their weekly appearance on Boston Public Radio Tuesday, where they reflected on the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday at age 43.

Boseman played leading roles in several major blockbusters, including “Get on Up,” “42,” and, most famously, “Black Panther.” He died of complications stemming from colon cancer, with which he was diagnosed in 2016.

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“It really was a crushing blow,” Monroe said, adding that the actor "squeezed in a lot of life” into the four years that followed his diagnosis, which he kept hidden from the public.

"His work ethic in the face of his illness just was awe-inspiring, and he did it with a kind of quiet grace. I’m just amazed,” she said.

Price shared the sense of loss with his All Rev’d Up co-host, and drew attention to Boseman’s time spent visiting and supporting children battling cancer.

"To think about all the philanthropic work that he had been doing behind the scenes — oh my goodness, what a phenomenal being,” Price said.

Reverend Irene Monroe is a syndicated religion columnist, the Boston voice for Detour's African American Heritage Trail, and a Visiting Researcher in the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program at Boston University School of Theology. Emmett G. Price III is Professor of Worship, Church and Culture, and Founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of the Black Christian Experience at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Together they host the All Rev'd Up podcast.

Correction: This article has been updated to correct Reverend Irene Monroe's last name.