The man that breathed life into Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, died from colon cancer at 43.
Boseman has been battling colon cancer since 2016. But, he died on Friday night, with his wife by his side.
A TRUE FIGHTER
In his 4-year-long battle with cancer, Chadwick has given us movies like Civil War, Marshall, Black Panther, Infinity War, Endgame, 21 Bridges and Da 5 Bloods.
THE KING LIVES ON FOREVER
Boseman’s breakout performance was when he played Jackie Robinson in ‘42,’ back in 2013. Meanwhile, the actor made his MCU debut in 2016 as King T’Challa aka Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.
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REST IN POWER
Tributes are pouring in for the late Marvel actor Chadwick Boseman. Fellow co-stars including Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) have paid their respect.
Ruffalo tweeted, “Brother, you were one of the all-time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.”
DEATH IS NOT THE END
List of celebrities that have mourned the actor’s loss includes – Cardi B, Kim Kardashian, Kamala Harris, Oprah Winfrey, among many others. In addition, the eldest son of civil rights activist Martin Luther King has also paid his respect to the thespian.
Other than Chadwick’s key portrayal as MCU’s Black Panther, the actor has played other memorable roles as well. This includes James Brown in Get on Up, and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
The actor has been vocal in his support for the BLM movement, as he is an African American himself. Meanwhile, Boseman is a Howard University graduate with a degree in Fine Arts and directing.
A STAR THAT BURNT TOO BRIGHT
Chadwick was relatively a private person who kept his diagnosis with Cancer away from the public eye. In fact, his marriage to Taylor Simone Ledward was a lesser-known affair.