Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman (43) died of colon cancer | NOW

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the lead in the mega hit Black Panther from 2018, died on Friday at the age of 43 from the effects of colon cancer. His family announced the death of the actor in a statement on his Twitter account.

“Like a true fighter, Chadwick held out amidst everything and was part of much-loved movies,” his family wrote in the statement.

Besides for his role as Black Panther in the 2018 film of the same name, Boseman was best known for his role as Jackie Robinson in the film 42 (2013) and his role as James Brown in the movie Get on Up (2014).

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, but this was not publicly known. He has appeared in several films while already undergoing surgery and chemotherapy to treat the disease.

The actor died in his Los Angeles home in the presence of his wife and family.

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