Chadwick Boseman has died at age 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. The actor known for his iconic role as “Black Panther” was diagnosed in 2016.
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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Photo Credit: @samjonespictures
His family released a statement, saying “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.” They also wrote, “it was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.” He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side”
Chadwick Boseman played the role of the first black Marvel superhero “Black Panther” also co-starring in ‘Avengers’ movies franchise. He portrayed Jackie Robinson in 2013, which was his breakout role. Chadwick said, “The story is relevant because we still stand on his shoulders. He started something – I would even say maybe he didn’t even start it, it started before him. But he carried the torch. And he carried it alone for a period of time before other people could help him.” He would also land the roles of other iconic figures like James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall.” Chadwick was slated to star in ‘Black Panther 2’ which was meant to be released in 2022.