Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman dies at 43
Written by beachcityradio on August 28, 2020
We are shocked as we type this…. Just got word. Chadwick Boseman, the brilliant actor who has etched an indelible image in our hearts with his portrayal as King T’Challa in the block Buster Black Panther, has died.
Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much, 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.”
Boseman had not spoken publicly about his diagnosis.
Born in South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and had small roles in television before his first star turn in 2013. His striking portrayal of the stoic baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in 2013′s “42” drew attention in Hollywood and made him a star.
Boseman died on a day that Major League Baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson day.
As King T’Challa, his “Wakanda Forever” salute reverberated around the world after the release of “Black Panther” two years ago.