‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Colon Cancer At 43

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The world has been throw into mourning after waking up to the devastating news that Chadwick Boseman, who starred in critically-acclaimed movie Black Panther, is dead at the age of 43.

A statement posted on Boseman’s social media accounts on Friday August 29 said the actor had battled colon cancer for the last four years. He passed away at his Los Angeles home with his wife, Taylor Simone, and other family members by his side.

The statement also revealed that he had first been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 two years before the release of Black panther. It added that he has been shooting movies the last four years while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Boseman was born in South Carolina and is a graduate of Howard University. Throughout his career, he was known for his portrayals of iconic historical Black figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get on Up.

In his role as the Marvel Studios superhero Black Panther and his alias, king T’Challa of Wakanda, Boseman became the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first film headlined by a Black actor.

Across social media, fans, celebrities and public officials expressed their sympathies and reactions. On Twitter, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidates for president and vice president, expressed their condolences.

Many of Boseman’s Marvel costars have also publicly mourned their friend. The full statement reads: “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.”


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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

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