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Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing the Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer at the age of 43.
The actor died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family, according to a statement posted on social media.
Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, but did not make the information public.
The news left fans and the film world stunned. Director Jordan Peel came out and said it was a “crushing blow.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick endured all this and brought you many of the films you love so much.” his family said in a statement.
“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods,” Maine Rainey’s “Black Bottom” by August Wilson and several others were all filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. The honor of his career was to revive King T’Challa in the Black Panther. “
Chadwick Bozeman came to prominence playing real figures – the great baseball player Jackie Robinson in 2013. 42, and soul singer James Brown in 2014 Climb up.
However, he will be best remembered as the titular “Black Panther” in the blockbuster movie 2018.
Chadwick Boseman plays the role of ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African country with the most modern technology on earth.
As well as garnering critical acclaim and grossing more than $ 1.3 billion in theaters worldwide, the film was widely regarded as a cultural cornerstone for having a largely black cast and black director Ryan Kugler.
In 2019, Chadwick Boseman said the film had changed the meaning of being “young, talented and black.”
black Panther was the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.
Chadwick Boseman also played the same role in other Marvel films Captain America: Civil War, The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers: The ultimate game.
The sequel continued and was due out in 2022, with Boseman returning.
The news of his death was shocking to many, as Chadwick Boseman never publicly discussed his diagnosis.
Fans, however, began to raise concerns about the actor’s health this year due to noticeable weight loss.