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CHADWICK BOSEMAN: Black Panther star dies of cancer aged 43

The star of Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER and AVENGERS: ENDGAME, Chadwick Boseman, has passed away aged 43 from cancer.



It’s with incredibly heavy hearts this morning that we bring you the news of beloved Black Pather star Chadwick Boseman’s passing. The actor, famous for playing King T’Challa in four Marvel Studios movies, had been fighting a battle with colon cancer since 2016.

His family revealed his passing in an emotional statement published to Boseman’s social media channels.

“It’s with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.” the family wrote. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battle with it these 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.” the statement continued. “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.”

Boseman passed at home with his wife and family around him.

Though it will be synonymous with the role of Black Panther, which he originated in Captain America: Civil War, Boseman carved a niche for himself in playing real life figures.

He played baseball great Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42, and soul singer James Brown in 2014’s Get on Up. Both garnered Boseman critical praise for his performances.

We first encountered him on the smalls screen during a guest spot in a season four episode of Fringe. He also had roles in Detroit 1-8-7, Justified and Persons Unknown.

On the big screen he appeared most recently in gritty crime drama 21 Bridges and the Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods. Boseman had planned to return to the world of Marvel for an episode of the animated series What If…? and for Black Panther 2.

The original Black Panther, released in 2017, directed by Ryan Coogler grossed a huge $1.3 billion worldwide and was the first comic book movie to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

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Our thoughts are with Boseman’s family at this difficult time.

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