Chadwick Boseman, best known for his work as the Black Panther in several Marvel movies has died of colon cancer at the age of 43. The news was reported by AP and soon confirmed on the actor’s Twitter page.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and had battled with it for the last four years, filming many movies whilst battling with the disease.
His family released the below statement: “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 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 honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”