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Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Age 43 Of Cancer

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It is with a heavy hearts that we report the passing of prolific actor and star of Black Panther Chadwick Boseman who has died at the age of 43. According to a statement that was put out on his twitter account at approximately 3am GMT; Boseman has been battling Colon Cancer for the last four years. He was diagnosed in 2016 with stage III Colon Cancer which progressed to stage IV since his diagnosis.

The statement continued to say “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 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.”

Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman may have made box office history in the portrayal of King T’Challa in Black Panther; but his known credits go all the way back to 2003 where he made his way from the small screen and shorts to the big screen nearly a decade later with his rise to fame in the James Brown biopic ‘Get on Up’ where he portrayed legendary singer and entertainer James Brown. He would later star as T’Challa/Black Panther in in Captain America: Civil War and as Jacob King in Message From The King in 2016 which created a domino effect of roles in the years that followed. This included Marshall as Thurgood Marshall, in 2017, T’Challa/Black Panther in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, T’Challa/Black Panther in Avengers: Endgame and Andre Davis in 21 Bridges in 2019, and Stormin’ Norman in Da 5 Bloods in 2020 with his final feature role where he will be starring in posthumously as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom a film produced by Oscar winning actor Denzel Washington.

Chadwick as James Brown in Get On Up

A vibrant talented and amazing actor known for portraying strong powerful black men inspired many across the globe, Chadwick Boseman shall truly be missed and his work will be remembered forever for his has created a legacy and paved the way for so many black actors around the world.

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