” Black Panther” star, Chadwick Boseman, dies at the age 43 after 4 years battling with colon cancer. He was still filming while undergoing countless surgeries and chemotherapy. Hats off to his professionalism..
His death was announced on his Twitter account on Aug 29. The announcement will come as a shock to many as Boseman never discussed his 2016 diagnosis publicly.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
The post revealed that Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer back in 2016. He battled with it for 4 years as it progressed to stage four.
According to the BBC, he died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side.
“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 in the statement.
Boseman had also filmed many films such as Marshall, Da 5 Bloods and several more “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy”.
His role as King T Challa in Black Panther was described as the honour of his career.
The film was the first superhero film to get a nomination for best picture – and six other awards – at the Oscars.
His family also thanked fans for love and prayers and hopefully they can continue in respecting their privacy during this difficult time.
Tributes have already begun pouring in for the star, including from actor Mark Ruffalo and director Jordan Peele, who tweeted “This is a crushing blow”.
Our deepest condolences to Boseman’s family. May his soul rest in peace.