‘Wakanda land’ and the rest of the world have been thrown into mourning as Chadwick Boseman, one of the lead star actors in the first black superhero “Black Panther” dies at 43.
Boseman’s death was announced in a statement posted on his Instagram account saying the actor died after battling colon cancer which was diagnosed in 2016.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement said. “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.”
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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
Boseman’s never made his battle with cancer public, as he went for a series of treatments which involved surgeries and chemotherapy sessions. This took a toll on his body weight which he got trolled severally for on social media.
Boseman was born in South Carolina and graduated from Howard University, the AP said. He starred in various television shows in the early 2000s before starring as Jackie Robinson, the first Black person to play in Major League Baseball, in the 2013 film “42,” reports IMDB.