Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who was battling colon cancer for four years, passed away at his home with his family by his side. He was 43. The actor's family released a statement and shared the sad news with his fans.
The statement read, "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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther."
In 2016, Boseman impressed the viewers when he appeared as black Panther in Captain America: Civil War for the first time. He played the role of King T’Challa, the proud king and protector of the fictional African nation of Wakanda and left fans in awe of him.
He was recently seen in Spike Lee’s latest, the June release Da 5 Bloods, as 'Stormin' Norman Earl Holloway, a U.S. freedom fighter in the Vietnam War. The character is portrayed as a ghost and is seen in flashbacks.
He has also starred in films like 42 and Get On Up.
Celebrities like Nick Jonas, Brie Larson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and others mourned the tragic death of the Black Panther star. Brie Larson wrote, "Chadwick was someone who radiated power and peace. Who stood for so much more than himself. Who took the time to really see how you were doing and gave words of encouragement when you felt unsure. I'm honored to have the memories I have. The conversations, the laughter. My heart is with you and your family. You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in power and peace my friend."
Nick Jonas shared a picture of the actor and wrote, "I never knew you personally, but I have been a fan from the first time I saw you on screen. Your legacy will always live on. You will be missed. Rest in power Chadwick. Sending love to your family and friends in this difficult time."
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