Actor Chadwick Boseman, who rose to screen prominence as the star of “Black Panther,” has died,
Boseman had been battling cancer since 2016, according to the actor’s Twitter account. His publicist confirmed his death.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” a statement said on the actor’s official Twitter account. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement continued. “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.”
The actor had not publicly released he was battling cancer before his death. He was 43 years old, according to The Associated Press. Read more at
Boseman died in his home with his wife and family, according to the statement.
Kamala Harris, Chris Evans, and Robert Downey Jr. were just a few of the stars who paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman for ABC’s Sunday night special, hosted by Robin Roberts. The tribute, which aired after a commercial-free run of Black Panther, included numerous speeches from many of Bosewick’s friends honoring the 43-year-old actor, who died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer.
“Black Panther was hands down the crowning achievement of the Marvel Universe,” Downey Jr. said of Boseman’s most iconic film, which starred Boseman as the titular superhero. “It is a fantastic movie that leveled the playing field.” Read more on Vanity Fair