Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman, has passed away. The actor has been battling colon cancer since 2016 and died at home with his family and wife by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press. He was 43.
His publicist Nicki Fioravante said in a statement, “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you so 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 statement said.
Boseman made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2016 as T’Challa/Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” according to Howard. Black Panther then got his own stand-alone movie that released in 2018, which broke box office records. Marvel Studios president had previously announced the second movie of the “Black Panther” saga would debut in theaters in May 2022.
Marvel Studios on Friday night mourned the loss. “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace,” it posted on social media.
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/DyibBLoBxz
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 29, 2020
Denzel Washington said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “He was a gentle soul and a brilliant artist, who will stay with us for eternity through his iconic performances over his short yet illustrious career. God bless Chadwick Boseman.”
Chadwick Boseman is survived by his wife and a parent. He had no children.
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