Chadwick Boseman, the star of “Black Panther” dies on Friday. His death comes after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his rep confirmed to Variety. He was 43.
Before he found his popularity among the Hollywood fans as “Black Panther” in the Marvel cinematic universe, Chadwick Bosman had already made his path clear as an actor in the Hollywood film industry. He played in such amazing movies. He played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown.
As his publicist Nicki Fioravante said, Boseman has died at his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.
Although he has been suffering from colon cancer, Boseman has never spoken publicly about his diagnosis, according to the statement. He worked through his treatment for much of his career. It started when he played another Black American icon. We’re talking about NCAAP lawyer and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, in 2017’s “Marshall”. This happened a year before the premiere of “Black Panther.”
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirmed the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” said a statement posted to his Twitter feed. “It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Chaalla to life in Black Panther.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
“Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest in Peace,” said a statement on Twitter by the Marvel Universe concerning the death of the “Black Panther” actor.
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/C4Pqvuio8Z
— Marvel UK & Ireland (@MarvelUK) August 29, 2020
And, at last, this heartbroken news about the death of Chadwick Boseman has only left his fans to say that “The king of Wakanda finally joined with his ancestors.”