It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the news that has been spreading over social media and the internet. Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at the age of 43 following his battle with colon cancer. The actor played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement.
“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.”