The breaking news we just got from reliable source has it that Chadwick Boseman, the star actor who played the role of Black Panther in the Marvel blockbuster has died of cancer.
The actor had been reported to have died in his home with his family and wife by his side and a statement posted by the actor’s Twitter account first broke the news about the superstar’s demise.
Chadwick Boseman has been battling with colon cancer since 2016 which had finally taken his life at a young age. “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you so many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement said.
“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.” The statement said the role of King T’Challa was the “honor of (Boseman’s) career.”
The actor has also starred in other films, including playing James Brown in “Get On Up” and Jackie Robinson in “42.”.
The actor is loved by his fans and people around the word for his extraordinary performance in the blockbuster hit “Black Panther” which ultimately skyrocketed his career.
His death is a big loss to the Hollywood movie industry and a sad story to his fans and people who love him all around the world. He will forever be missed as a legend.
Meanwhile celebrities and fans have all taken to Twitter to post tributes about the awesome life of the superstar as well as the deepened sadness his loss has caused the entire industry at large.
Chadwick Boseman getting emotional about trading letters with kids with terminal cancer who passed before they got to see Black Panther…knowing he was himself battling cancer when he said this. Jesus. pic.twitter.com/o6l6hUjanU
Recently fans grew concerned about him after posting a video on his social media account appearing really thin.
The actor is born in South Carolina and had always had an affinity for theater according to TMZ. He has reportedly written his first play in high school and attended the famous HBCU, Howard University and graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
Boseman started his career in writing and directing but soon took the Hollywood movie industry by storm when he played Jackie Robinson in the 2013 hit “42.”
On playing that role, Chadwick said, “The story is relevant because we still stand on his shoulders. He started something – I would even say maybe he didn’t even start it, it started before him. But he carried the torch. And he carried it alone for a period of time before other people could help him.” Clearly, he forwarded the narrative of that, as he moved on to play one of the most influential roles of a generation in the portrayal of T’Challa, aka Black Panther.
Today is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, honoring the first black player in the league. All players wear the number 42.