Hollywood Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding acclaim as the brilliant Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer. He was 43. He was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago.
Best known for his film Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, taking to Twitter, Chadwick’s official account managed by the ai shared the news, and his family said in the statement. “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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the official statement.
Chadwick Boseman had not expressed publicly about his diagnosis.
On 2016, Chadwick was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and battled for four years, experienced betterment in stage 4.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
He also played the same role in other Marvel films Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
The famous personalities shared their grief through condolence notes through the official social media handles.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP paid tribute to the actor on Twitter, praising him for “showing us how to conquer adversity with grace …. for showing us just how powerful we are,”
For showing us how to conquer adversity with grace…
For showing us how to “Say it Loud!”…
For show us how to walk as a King, without losing the common touch….
For showing us just how powerful we are…
— NAACP (@NAACP) August 29, 2020
I’m so shocked and heartbroken about Chadwick. He was such a bright light, such a gifted performer. He brought grace, elegance and power to everything he did. He always seemed to carry our ancestors with him. And now he joins them far too soon.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 29, 2020
The Civil War lasted 4 years.
Chadwick Boseman’s career lasted 17.
Legendary roles like Jackie Robinson, James Brown, T’Challa and Black Panther.
Never publicly discussed his cancer diagnosis.
A true fighter.
Give HIM a statue. pic.twitter.com/FPLKdk68gp
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) August 29, 2020
Singing Songs of Comfort to Family and Friends,
As The Ancestors Welcome Him Home.
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) August 29, 2020
Such a sad loss. Craziest thing when you figure you’ll see someone again, and then suddenly, you know you won’t. Every day alive merits gratitude. pic.twitter.com/PIObqJ6kUn
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) August 29, 2020
“Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace”, tweeted Marvel Studios.
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