‘Black Panther’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies From Colon Cancer

August 29, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, known best for his role in “Black Panther,” has died after receiving a colon cancer diagnosis four years ago.

Actor Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43, after receiving a colon cancer diagnosis four years ago.

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage 4," his family released in a statement. "He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side."

Chadwick is most famously known for his role in “Black Panther” and the “Avengers” series, as the first black Marvel superhero, as well as for portraying Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall."

Boseman died on a day that Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson day, with every player wearing the No. 42 in honor of the color barrier-breaking Brooklyn Dodgers star

“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.”

The South Carolina native graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Howard University.


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