Marvel has just issued the statement following the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. Marvel Studios shared an initial statement via various social media accounts, stating, “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.”
Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/DyibBLoBxz
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) August 29, 2020
The news was released on Friday night about the passing of Chadwick Boseman at the young age of 43 due to cancer. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. 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. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. Photo Credit: @samjonespictures
Marvel Studios is expected to make a statement in the coming days or weeks regarding how the studio plans on moving forward without Chadwick Boseman at the helm for the Black Panther sequel meant to hit theaters May 6,th 2022. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Marvel.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans around the world. Wakanda Forever.
Featured Photo Credit: Marvel Studios & @samjonespictures
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