Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman Dies At Age 43

Nawshad Noor
By Nawshad Noor
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Credit: Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman who brought the character to life has died.

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor and film producer. He was famous for his portrayal of historical figures in films.

Most of us knew Chadwick Boseman from the Black Panther films. He also acted in some of the Marvel’s Avengers movies including Avengers Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame.

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Black Panther Chadwick Boseman Died

Chadwick Boseman had been battling Colon Cancer since 2016 and died at his home with his family and wife by his side. He was 43 at the time of his death. The news of his death was confirmed in his Twitter account.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III Colon Cancer back in 2016. Still, he continued his acting career. At the time of filming Black Panther and other movies, he was still in between his chemos and surgeries.

Black Panther” is more than a film. It carries the hopes of the global  African diaspora — Quartz
Credit: Marvel/ Chadwick Boseman

He battled and came up on top for 4 years until his cancer progressed to stage IV. According to the tweet, it was his honor to bring King T’challa to life in Black Panther.

In the tweet it said,

“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 with it these last 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.”

Fans all over the world will no doubt mourn his passing and miss a great actor who fought till his last days and never gave up.

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Nawshad Noor is a former Editor at GameRiv.