Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman passes away due to cancer

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Published: August 29,2020 09:08 AM
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August 29, 2020: “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday, after battling colon cancer for four years.

August 29, 2020: “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman passed away on Friday, after battling colon cancer for four years.



He died at the age of 43 years. Chadwick is survived by his wife.



Actor Chadwick Boseman's death came as a shock as he had not gone public about his cancer diagnosis with fans or the media and continued to work on major Hollywood films.





"It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther," said a statement posted to Boseman's social media accounts.



"He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side."





Boseman became the first black superhero to get his own standalone film in the record-breaking Marvel franchise with 2018's "Black Panther."



The movie, set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda, was adored by critics and audiences, becoming the first comic book film to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars and grossing over $1 billion worldwide.





Earlier in his career, Boseman played black icons Jackie Robinson in "42" and James Brown in "Get on Up."



He recently appeared in Spike Lee's "Da 5 Bloods" and was set to appear in a sequel to "Black Panther" due in 2022.