Chadwick Boseman, the black panther actor, died of cancer at 43, his family said in an announcement.
Chadwick Boseman, a Black panther actor, died at the age of 43 from colon cancer, his family said in a statement. After fighting cancer for four years, the actor died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family..
“A true fighter, Chadwick diligently did it all and brought you many pictures that you loved so much,” his family said in the statement.
The actor Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with third colorectal cancer in 2016. In an official statement to his social media accounts, the actor’s family confirmed the tragic news, saying he died in his home, alongside his wife and family.
Captain America of 2016: Boseman became a household name after appearing as the Marvel superhero Black Panther in the Civil War, then in director Ryan Kugler’s 2018 film, which grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide.
He continued it with two more appearances in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Director Spike Lee’s latest release on Netflix earlier this year had his most recent film appearance on Da 5 Bloods.
Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his first television role in 2003 in an episode of Third Watch.
His first performance came in 2013 Game of Thrones 42, in which he played the famous baseball player Jackie Robinson. Boseman played another black icon, Judge Thurgood Marshall in the 2017 biography.
He signed on to appear in a series of Black Panthers. “I hope people will watch this movie and see the hero within themselves. Even if it’s a white man who sees it, if they can see a black character and identify with them, it changes a little bit about how our society is, ”he said in an interview about T’Challa.
Boseman’s last tweet came on August 12. He congratulated Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris on her nomination.
“In power. He is in power forever, ”Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins wrote on Twitter. Dr Strange Director Scott Derrickson also offered condolences. “It simply came to our notice then. It is difficult not to despair now, ”he wrote.