Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” has died after a four-year battle with cancer, according to a Post to your Twitter account.. The actor, who also played black icons like James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and Jackie Robinson, died at home with his wife and family by his side, the post said.
Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2016, and it progressed to stage four, the post said. According to the Associated Press, he was 43 years old.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, bringing you many of the films you’ve come to love. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom And many more, all filmed during and in between countless. surgeries and chemotherapy,” Post said.
The post added that playing King T’Challa in “Black Panther” was “the honor of his career.” In August 2019, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler announced that “Black Panther 2” would be released in May 2022.
Boseman had not publicly disclosed his battle with cancer. A.P.
On Saturday, the governor of South Carolina, where Boseman was born, He said that he ordered “Flags at the State House will be lowered to half-staff on Sunday to honor the life, contributions and memory of a truly extraordinary son of South Carolina.”
Boseman graduated from Howard University and starred in the early 2000s before landing a starring role as Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in Major League Baseball, in the 2013 film “42,” according to IMDB. I worked in various television shows.
From there, he played James Brown in the 2014 film “Get On Up,” Andre Davis in the 2019 film “21 Bridges,” and Stormin’ Norman in this year’s “Da 5 Bloods.”
His death occurred on the day that Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, normally observed on April 15.
Major League Baseball tweeted that ’42 will have a great performance. Stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle for telling Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come.”
Fans and colleagues shared messages of grief online.
Filmmaker Eva DuVernay posted a photo of Wakanda’s home ship from “Black Panther,” telling Boseman, “Have a beautiful return, King. We’ll miss you so much.”
Marvel Studios Boseman tweeted a photo of himself dressed as his iconic character, writing, “Our hearts are broken. … Your legacy will live on forever.”
The company also tweeted a series of photos of Boseman on the Marvel set and with his fellow cast members.
Chris Evans, who starred alongside Boseman in the Marvel “Avengers” films, tweeted that he was “absolutely devastated” and that Boseman’s death was “heartbreaking”.
Evans said, “Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He still had so much more amazing work to do.” Evans said. “I’m so grateful for our friendship.”
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris tweeted a photo of herself and Boseman, saying she was “heartbroken.” Boseman’s last tweet before his death was a photo of him and Harris, encouraging people to vote.
“My friend and fellow bison Chadwick Boseman was brilliant, kind, learned and humble,” he wrote. “He’s gone too soon but he made a difference in life.”
He also attended Howard University, whose mascot is a bison.