Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with wife and family by his side.
Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has died after a four-year fight with colon cancer, his representative told The Associated Press (AP). He was 43 years old.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told AP.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement released on his official Twitter account. Throughout the entire time, Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” 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."
Boseman played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe.