Actor Chadwick Boseman, who starred in ‘Jackie Robinson” and the immensely popular ‘Black Panther’ Marvel movie has reportedly passed away from colon cancer at 43-years-old.
BREAKING: ‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43, representative tells AP.https://t.co/5oDrRMepdO
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) August 29, 2020
BREAKING: ‘Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP. Find updates here: https://t.co/QdE82STPlK
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 29, 2020
According to a statement from his family, Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had never spoken about it publicly.
Via AP News
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement. “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.”
Update: Chadwick Boseman’s family confirmed his death on social media.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020