Chadwick Boseman, who starred in Black Panther and 21 Bridges, has died at the age of 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer.
He is survived by his wife and family.
His family issued an official statement via his social media channels:
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled it these 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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.
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”
Chadwick had his first starring role in 2013 in the film 42, when he played Jackie Robinson. He rocketed to fame when he was cast as the Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, and he returned to play the character in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Chadwick brought light to millions of people around the world when he starred as T’Challa/Black Panther in 2018’s Black Panther.
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