American actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the 2018 American superhero movie, “Black Panther,” is dead.
The Black Panther and Wakanda star died at the age of 43, after battling Colon cancer.
He died in Los Angeles, California, on Friday evening after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his family said in a statement on his official Twitter handle.
iBrandTV gathered that Boseman got his first television role in 2003, in an episode of Third Watch.
In the same year (2003) he portrayed Reggie Montgomery in the daytime soap opera All My Children, but has stated that he was fired after voicing concerns to producers about racist stereotypes in the script; the role was subsequently re-cast, with Boseman’s future Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan assuming the role.
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According to Wikipedia, Boseman’s ancestors is partly from the Yoruba ethnic group in Nigeria, and partly from the Krio and Limba in Sierra Leone.
“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 to love so much,” it said.
Black Panther Hero Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at Age 43
The statement disclosed that several movies featuring the late actor, including Da 5 Bloods and Black Bottom, were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy for him.
The family added that it was the honour 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,” they stated, thanking his fans for their love and prayers for him.
Born in South Carolina, Chadwick attended the famous HBCU, Howard University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, according to entertainment magazine, TMZ.
See below a tweet from his team:
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/QNvzuZgAbe
— Black Panther (@theblackpanther) August 29, 2020
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