Sad news to report… star of ‘Black Panther’ and countless other blockbusters, Chadwick Boseman has passed away at 43!
The ‘Get On Up’ star died of colon cancer four years after his first diagnosis in 2016, his family announced in a statement Friday night. He was 43.
Boseman died at his home surrounded by family, his team wrote on the star’s Instagram page.
“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the Instagram post said. “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.”
“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.”
Boseman’s team wrote that his role has King T’Challa in Black Panther was “the honor of his career.”
“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,” the post concluded. “The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”
Boseman will be missed by his legion of fans around the world!