‘Black Panther’ Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

MANILA, Philippines – American actor Chadwick Boseman, known for his portrayal of the superhero "Black Panther" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) died on Friday, August 28 after a four year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.
‘Black Panther’ Chadwick Boseman dies at 43

Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles, with his wife and family by his side, the actor's publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.

“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.

“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 honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther," it added.

Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.

Boseman got his first television role in 2003, in an episode of Third Watch. He had his first starring role in the 2013 film 42, in which he portrayed baseball pioneer and star Jackie Robinson.

In 2016, he portrayed Marvel Comics character T'Challa, with "Captain America: Civil War" being his first film in a five-picture deal with Marvel.

He headlined "Black Panther" in 2018, which focused on his character and his home country of Wakanda in Africa.

— The Summit Express

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