The Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman Passed Away due to Colon Cancer at 43, Chadwick Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
Never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement. “It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther,‘” they said. “A true fighter, Chadwick Boseman persevered through it all,” the statement added.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Chadwick Boseman Passed Away
“A true fighter, Chadwick Boseman persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said. “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.” Chadwick Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis. He is survived by his wife and a parent and had no children, Fioravante said.
Born in South Carolina, Chadwick Boseman graduated from Howard University and had small roles in television before his first-star turn in 2013. His striking portrayal of the stoic baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in 2013′s 42 drew attention in Hollywood and made him a star. Chadwick Boseman became the first black superhero to get his own standalone film in the record-breaking Marvel franchise with 2018’s “Black Panther.“