Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his iconic role of Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe has passed away on Friday. The actor died at his home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. His publicist Nicki Fioravante confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Chadwick was just 43.
Boseman passed away after a private battle with colon cancer. The actor had been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016. But the 43-year-old actor never opened up on his condition in public. He continued to work in Hollywood flicks in between operation and chemotherapy. He lost his four-year battle with colon cancer on Friday, August 28, 2020.
The news was confirmed by a statement posted on his Twitter feed: “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in ‘Black Panther.’”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Chadwik Boseman became the first black superhero to get his own standalone film with 2018’s ‘Black Panther.’ The movie was loved by fans and critics alike. It went on to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
Before garnering fame as Black Panther, Chadwick played black icons, Jackie Robinson, in “42” and James Brown in “Get on Up.”
The news of Boseman’s death sent shockwaves through Hollywood and around the world.
Here is what celebrities tweeted:
Joe Biden tweeted his condolences,
The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 29, 2020
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/YQMrEJy90x
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) August 29, 2020
Such a brutal loss. RIP, Chadwick.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 29, 2020
"I have to think of my audience… I have to think of things I always wanted to see a black man play."
In 2015, Chadwick Boseman revealed to us what goes into choosing the iconic roles he's played over the years. He will be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/almqLn2Av1
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) August 29, 2020
Our condolences to Chadwick’s family may God give them the strength to bear the loss.
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