Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has reportedly died at the age of 43 following a battle with cancer. Reports claim he passed away Friday night at his home in California.
Chadwick Boseman Dies At 43
According to reports, Boseman lost a battle with colon cancer. His camp claimed he was diagnosed 4 years ago.
Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43. Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
Boseman’s family has issued a statement discussing his life and cinematic legacy.
“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.” (Statement)
Chadwick’s social media pages also confirmed his unexpected and shocking death.
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UGK’s Bun B immediately went to his Instagram page to react to the tragic Boseman news.
“Bruh. Worst. Year. Ever. Condolences to his family and friends. Throw the whole damn year away.” -Bun B’s Instagram
“This hurts💔sleep in peace King. Just an amazing individual all around 😢”
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In April 2020, social media shared concerns about Chadwick’s health. People went online to weigh-in on pictures of Boseman looking skinnier than usual.
“Chadwick Boseman is definitely on his 50 Cent sh*t” –Twitter
However, some people thought Twitter overrated. One user said Chadwick was naturally skinny.
“I think Chadwick Boseman is just naturally a skinnier guy and just gains weight for certain roles. Here’s a pic of him from 12/2019. Overall I don’t think he wants his Instagram flooded with comments telling him to eat some food”