Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passes away at 43
Wakanda Forever! It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of MCU and King T’Challa himself, Chadwick Boseman. The actor who, made his debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2016, according to a Tweet on his Twitter account by his representatives. After a four year battle, Boseman passed away Aug. 28, 2020 at the age of 43.
He was an American actor known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures. Born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, the actor got his first television role in 2003 in an episode of the ‘Third Watch’.
After his death, his family released a statement, “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.”
Chadwick is survived by his wife. His family was at his side as he passed at his home. We send our deepest condolences to the Boseman family and to anyone who worked and knew him well.
Rest in Peace, Chadwick Aaron Boseman. You will be greatly missed by all that knew and admired you. You were an inspiration to all who watched you and you will forever be our T’Challa.