Chadwick Boseman, the actor known primarily for his depiction of the Marvel superhero King T’Challa aka the Black Panther died Friday from colon cancer after a four year battle with the disease.
Boseman was 43 years-old.
The actor was remembered as a real life super hero from disparate corners of the web and the world including Oprah Winfrey to Joe Biden.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, and family by his side, his publicist, Nicki Fioravante, told the Associated Press. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family revealed in a statement. He had never spoken publicly about his diagnosis.”
“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.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020