The actor at the centre of all the action and thrills on Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman is dead. He was confirmed to have died at age 43.
The actor who brought Black Panther to life playing his role as T’Challa has lost his battle against colon cancer, which he has been battling since 2016. According to a post on his social media handle, Chadwick Boseman died at home with his family and wife by his side.
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Chadwick Boseman’s publicist, Nicki Fioravante also revealed in a statement that his colon cancer progressed to stage IV within the last four years, gradually resulting in his death.
The statement on his handle further added that the actor persevered throughout those difficult times in his life. Thus, against all odds, Chadwick Boseman still acted films like Marshall to Da 5, Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Balck Bottom, Black Panther and many more.
Moreover, the actor did so while he underwent several surgeries and chemotherapy. Chadwick Boseman was a true fighter, the statement read.
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See the post from his Instagram handle below:
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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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