Chadwick Boseman, ‘Black Panther’ Star, Dead at 43
‘Get On Up,’ ‘Marshall’ star succumbs to colon cancer after four-year battle
Chadwick Boseman, the charismatic star whose depiction of Black Panther vaulted him to superstar status alongside real-life portrayals of James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson, died Friday of cancer. His representative confirmed the actor’s death to Rolling Stone. He was 43.
“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 four years as it progressed to stage IV,” his family said in a statement.
“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,” they added. “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.”
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