Wakanda Forever! Chadwick Boseman, 43, Is Dead!
African-American actor, Chadwick Boseman, has been announced dead. The Black Panther star, died of colon cancer in his home, with his wife and family by his side.
According to a statement shared on his social media account, the actor was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it for four years as it progressed to stage IV.
The 43-year-old never spoke publicly about his cancer diagnosis. During treatment, he continued to work and completed filming for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and others.
His most memorable role was his performance as T’Challa, king of Wakanda in the movie Black Panther, which became the second highest grossing movie at box offices worldwide in 2018, heralded for its vibrant celebration of African culture and applauded as a milestone for racial diversity in Hollywood.
Read the official statement on Chadwick Boseman Instagram page below:
“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.”