Breaking: Black Panther Actor Boseman is Dead.
American actor Chadwick Aaron Boseman popularly known for his role as Marvel comic character T’Challa in Black Panther is dead.
He died on Friday, August 28 at his home in Los Angeles. He was
The actor was diagnosed with stage lll colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement but had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.
Boseman died with his wife and family by his side.
Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina , to Carolyn and Leroy Boseman, both African American . According to Boseman, DNA testing has indicated that his ancestors were Krio people from Sierra Leone, Yoruba people from Nigeria and Limba people from Sierra Leone.
Boseman had his first starring role in the 2013 film 42, in which he portrayed baseball pioneer and star, Jackie Robinson.
His family took to social media via his official Twitter page to release statement of death of the actor.
‘It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV,’ they wrote.
‘A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.
‘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.’
‘The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.’
Boseman died on the same day that Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day. He was a vegetarian.
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