Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Actor Chadwick Boseman, known for his role as “Black Panther”  in Marvel movie. He has died of colon cancer at the age of 43. Boseman had been fighting colon cancer for four years.

His family said in a statement late on Saturday. “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.

Chadwick died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted on social media said. He was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had not made the information public.

He Born in South Carolina, graduated from Howard University and had small roles in television before his first star turn in 2013. His striking portrayal of the stoic baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in 2013’s 42 drew attention in Hollywood.

Black Panther was the first superhero film to get a nomination for best picture at the Oscars.

Chadwick also played the Black Panther in other Marvel films like Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. His last film was Da 5 Bloods, which released on Netflix.

Marvel Studios said in a tweet  said “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace”.

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