Black Panther’ actor Chadwick Boseman dies aged 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer – as his wife and family pay tribute to ‘a true fighter’ and Marvel co-star Chris Evans says ‘Rest in power, King’
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer, his family said in a statement on Friday. He was 43.
The actor passed away at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side. They did not specify when he died.
‘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,’ the family said.
The actor also played other groundbreaking figures, like James Brown and Thurgood Marshall; Actor Chadwick Boseman, who rose to screen prominence as the star of “Black Panther,” has died.
Boseman had been battling cancer since 2016, according to the actor’s Twitter account. His publicist confirmed his death.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” a statement said on the actor’s official Twitter account. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last four years as it progressed to stage IV.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement continued. “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.”