Via Variety, there is some heartbreaking news in the entertainment community. Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has passed away following a battle with colon cancer. He was only 43 years old. His family confirmed the news on his Twitter account and left the following message for fans.
“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 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. 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. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Boseman had been slated to reprise his role in Black Panther II. However, the fate of that movie will have to wait as we grieve for Boseman, and send our condolences to his family, friends, and fans all over the world.
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RIP Chadwick Boseman, 1976-2020.