Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At The Age Of 43
An American actor and producer Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer at the age of 43.
The 43-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman died at home in Los Angeles with his family by his side.
The actor had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.
“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.”
Actor Boseman first came to highlight for playing the real-life figures – baseball great Jackie Robinson in 2013’s 42, and musician James Brown in 2014’s Get on Up.
Black Panther was the first superhero film to get a nomination for best picture at the Oscars.
He also played the same role in other Marvel films Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
The announcement will come as a shock to many as Boseman never discussed his 2016 diagnosis publicly.
However, fans started raising concerns over his health this year due to noticeable weight loss.