Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has been reported dead. The actor died at his home in Los Angeles after being diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.
Chadwick Boseman died on Friday, August 29, 2020 at his home, after having a 6-year fight with stage 3 Colon Cancer which he was diagnosed of in the year 2016.
Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer: The news of his death was broke by Nicki Fioravante, who happens to be his publicist said that Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side on Friday.
This news is hitting everyone as a big shock, leaving social media trending at the moment as tributes from friends and other public figures pour in their condolonces to the family for the lose.
“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.
“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.”
Born in 1976 in South Carolina, Boseman was initially known for his portrayal of real-life figures like James Brown in Get on Up, Jackie Robinson in 42 and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. He rose to superstardom when cast as Black Panther in numerous movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Avengers: Endgame; Captain America: Civil War; and Black Panther — a groundbreaking comic book movie that scored seven nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer: Below shows some of the tribues shared by friends and other public figures.
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I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking. Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. Few performers have such power and versatility. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in power, King. 💙
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/DyibBLoBxz
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 29, 2020
I’m gonna have to tell Cy, Bowie and Zen that T’Challa has passed. What other king can I tell them about now? pic.twitter.com/AFEFxJOFd5
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) August 29, 2020
I’m just heartbroken… he was a wonderful human being. RIP Chadwick Boseman!! pic.twitter.com/OEHuyjeXNU
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) August 29, 2020
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 29, 2020