Chadwick Boseman, Star of Marvel’s Black Panther Has Died of Colon Cancer at the Age of 43.
Chadwick Boseman, star of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” has died. A statement was posted on his Twitter feed on August 28 confirming that Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles. The actor and husband battled for colon caner for four years.
Boseman didn’t speak publicly of his diagnosis and battle. In addition to portraying the comic hero Black Panther, he also starred as Jackie Robinson in the film “42”, as James Brown in “Get on Up” and as Supreme Court justice Thrugood Marshall in “Marshall”.
He worked through his treatment on several of his projects after being diagnosed in 2016.
Boseman died at his home surrounded by his wife and family according to his publicist Nicki Fioravante who spoke to The Associated Press.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “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.”’
Our hearts go out to his family and friends.