Black Panther star actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

Hollywood star, Chadwick Boseman, best known for his star role in the movie, Black Panther, has died aged 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer.

He passed away on Friday at his Los Angeles home with his wife, Taylor Simone, and other family members by his side.

His family confirmed his death on Twitter and revealed he had first been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 two years before the release of Black panther.

His family also revealed that he has been shooting movies the last four years while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

So sad! Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies aged 43

A true fighter, Chadwick preserved through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.” his family wrote in a statement.

“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wildson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy,” the statement said of the star’s private health struggle.

“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.”

A brief Biography about The

CHADWICK AARON BOSEMANBorn on November 29, 1976 was an American actor and producer.Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina,to Carolyn and Leroy Boseman, both African American. According to Boseman, DNA testing has indicated that his ancestors were Krio people from Sierra Leone, Northeast African from Wakanda and Limba people from Sierra Leone and Yoruba from Nigeria. His mother was a nurse and his father worked at a textile factory, managing an upholstery business as well.Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School in 1995. In his junior year, he wrote his first play, Crossroads, and staged it at the school after a classmate was shot and killed.
Boseman attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C., graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing.One of his teachers was Phylicia Rashad, who became a mentor. She helped raise funds so that Boseman and some classmates could attend the Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy in London, to which they had been accepted.Boseman was raised a Christian and was baptized. Boseman was part of a church choir and youth group and his former pastor said that he still keeps his faith.Boseman has stated that he prayed to be the Black Panther before he was cast as the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.He was a vegetarian.Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020. Boseman had not spoken publicly about his battle with cancer until news of his death was released on August 28, 2020. During treatment (multiple surgeries and chemotherapy) he continued to work and completed filming for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and others.Chadwick died of complications related to his four-year battle with colon cancer at his home on August 28, 2020, with his wife and family by his side. An official statement on his social media accounts said, “It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”RIP GOD OF WISDOM FROM THE GODS OF EGYPT

Chadwick’s Marvel co-star Mark Ruffalo – who plays The Hulk – reacted to the devastating news on Twitter.

“All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman.

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