Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies of colon cancer at 43

Sakal Times News Desk
Saturday, 29 August 2020

The actor had been fighting cancer for four years. "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 a statement. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area. His wife and family were there for him as said by Nicki Fioravante to The Associated Press.

This year has seen major losses in the entertainment industry. The world has lost talented actors. 

Actor Chadwich Boseman, 43, famously known for his role as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe died of colon cancer on Friday as reported by his representative. Boseman before finding fame as the Black Panther marked his place in Hollywood by playing the black icons, Jackie Robinson and James Brown.

The actor had been fighting cancer for four years. "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 a statement. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area. His wife and family were there for him as said by Nicki Fioravante to The Associated Press.

Boseman's contribution to his fans was magnificent starting "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 honour of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther."

He was born in South Carolina and graduated from Howard University. Initially, he had small roles in television to play before he became a star. He became a household name after his appearing as the Marvel's superhero Black Panther in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. His appearance in Ryan Coogler's 2018 film made him cross the gross over $1.3 billion worldwide. He was also seen in two more Marvel movies as Black Panther in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. His recent release was in director Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods which streamed on Netflix earlier this year.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins took to twitter stating, "In power. Eternally in power." Jordan Peele expressed his shock on twitter as the news spread across social media. Writer, Issa Rae stated, "This broke me."

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