Washington, Aug. 29 -- : As news of Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman's death emerged on Friday evening (local time), tributes from fans, friends and former co-stars began to pour in.

Josh Gad, who starred alongside Boseman in the 2017 movie ' Marshall' honoured his friend by sharing one of his final texts from the actor.

Alongside a screenshot of the text, Gad posted to Twitter, "Breaking my twitter silence to share some beauty. This was one of my final texts from the brilliant & once-in-lifetime talent, @chadwickboseman- take this in & celebrate life. He knew how precious every moment was. Tonight the Heavens received one of its most powerful angels."

In the text, Boseman encouraged Gad to "catch the rain" in a moving message. "If you ar...