"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."



Chadwick Boseman, who played the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, died after privately dealing with colon cancer for four years. He was 43.

His family confirmed the news in a statement posted to Instagram on August 28. They did not specify when the actor died.

"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," the statement said.








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
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"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," the statement added. "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."

The statement continued, "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."

Born and raised in South Carolina, Boseman is a graduate of Howard University. He first gained significant accolades for his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in the biopic "42" in 2014.



For his spectacular portrayals of James Brown in "Get On Up" and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall," the actor also gained critical acclaim.

However, his role as Black Panther, aka King T'Challa, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe truly made him an international icon. His other notable film roles included "21 Bridges" and "Da 5 Bloods."






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