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.”
Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.https://t.co/CNIW0O7PCi pic.twitter.com/rqq2nMjAQt— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 29, 2020
My heart sunk reading this news, say it isn't so was my immediate reaction…— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 29, 2020
The world and I only just got to see what a fantastic actor he was (can't believe I'm saying was) and an even better human.
My deepest condolences to his family.
May you rest in power, Chadwick. pic.twitter.com/hBhpSzSmGS
Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in “42,” has died at the age of 42 on Jackie Robinson Day.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 29, 2020
What an awful loss for this world. pic.twitter.com/8yNYJDvZbF
Rest In Peace, Chadwick. Gone way too soon. Talent beyond. pic.twitter.com/bsEYLts5Q4— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 29, 2020