Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43. The actor had been privately battling colon cancer since 2016 and he finally lost his fight with the disease on 28 August, 2020.
Born in South Carolina on 29 November 1977, Boseman was best known for playing the title role in 2018’s game-changing comic book movie Black Panther, Boseman amassed an impressive body of work throughout his career, with performances in such varied films as 42, Get On Up, Draft Day, 21 Bridges, alongside other turns as the King of Wakanda in Captain: America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers; Endgame. Boseman also had an integral role in Spike Lee’s recent Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods.
Here’s the statement which was released by Chadwick Boseman’s family:
“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 many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement continues. “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.”