Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies at 43 Due to Colon Cancer

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has passed away. A new report from the AP says the actor, best known for his leading role as T’Challa in the Marvel Studios franchise, has died after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

The news was confirmed by Boseman’s team in a statement posted to the actor’s social media accounts Friday night. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the statement reads. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progresses to stage IV.”

The statement adds, “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.”

Source Credit: comicbook.com

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