The actor who played the role of King T’Challa in the hit film Black Panther, died on Friday August 28.
Chadwick Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles, California after a long battle with colon cancer. Diagnosed in 2016, the star of Black Panther had made his greatest films when he was already fighting the disease. His family posted a press release on the actor’s social media.
“It is with great sorrow that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and has struggled for the past four years as his cancer progressed to stage IV.
Chadwick was a real fighter, who persevered through illness and made all of those movies you love so much.
Of Marshall at Da 5 Bloods through the August Wilson film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and many others.
All of them were filmed as he underwent countless operations and chemotherapy.
It has been the great honor of his career playing King T’Challa in Black Panther.
He died at home surrounded by his wife and family.
We thank you for your love and prayers and we ask that we respect our privacy during these difficult times. “
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
The 43-year-old actor was also known for his faith in God which he spoke openly about. A former student of Howard University in Washington, he was invited to speak to the class of 2018 to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary. A speech in which he did not hesitate to ” honor its creator » .
“It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of alumnus Chadwick Boseman who passed away this evening. His incredible talent will forever be immortalized through his characters and through his own personal journey from student to superhero! Rest in Power!” @ HUPrez17 pic.twitter.com/8TFBTM0tlm
– Howard University (@HowardU) August 29, 2020
Very appreciated, many stars have paid tribute to him on social networks. Like the Christian actor Chris Pratt who spoke on his Instagram account: “My prayers go out to Chadwick’s family and loved ones. His immense talent will be missed. That his soul rests in peace “.
Marvel Entertainment also paid tribute to the man who played the first black superhero, headlining one of their film.
“Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with the family of Chadwick Boseman. Your legacy will last forever. Rest in peace “
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/YQMrEJy90x
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 29, 2020
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