Popular US star Chadwick Boseman, known as the ‘Black Panther’, is no more.
He died of colon cancer at his home in Los Angeles on Friday, local time. He was 43 years old. According to the BBC, Boseman did not disclose his illness to the public despite receiving treatment for cancer.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you so many of the films you have come to love so much,” a statement posted on twitter by his family said.”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.”With his role as King T’Challa in the boundary-breaking film “Black Panther,” he became a global icon and an inspiring symbol of Black power. That role was the “honor of (Boseman’s) career,” the statement said.
“What a man, and what an immense talent,” Actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted. “Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.” He starred aside Boseman in the Marvel movies as the Hulk.
Born in South Carolina, Chadwick Boseman graduated from Howard University. Although he started acting in television in 2013, he soon came to the notice of Hollywood. And soon he became a star.
In addition to ‘Black Panther’, Bosman has acted in many popular movies. These include ‘The Five Bloods’,’ Avengers: Infinity War ‘,’ Avengers: Endgame ‘,’ Captain America: Civil War ‘,’ Massage from the King ‘,’ Gods of Egypt ‘,’ The King Hole ‘,’ Marshall ‘etc.