In case you missed the news actor and star of Marvel’s Black Panther Chadwick Boseman passed away tonight of stage IV cancer at the young age of 43.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer back in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed into stage IV.
His family issued this following statement:
“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 many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement continues. “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.”
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
Fans from around the globe are in shock after hearing the news of his passing:
My heart sunk reading this news, say it isn't so was my immediate reaction…
The world and I only just got to see what a fantastic actor he was (can't believe I'm saying was) and an even better human.
My deepest condolences to his family.
May you rest in power, Chadwick. pic.twitter.com/hBhpSzSmGS
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 29, 2020
I keep thinking about my 3-year-old in his Black Panther costume. How he wore it almost every day when he got it, refused to take it off. The way he walked around saying “I’m the Black Panther.” How happy it made him. What Chadwick gave us was immeasurable. What an enormous loss.
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) August 29, 2020
An immeasurable loss. From "Black Panther" to "Da 5 Bloods," Chadwick Boseman brought strength and light to the screen, every time. pic.twitter.com/vRXxYU8Tbr
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 29, 2020
We never know what people are enduring. Humans…we are wonders.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) August 29, 2020
Wakanda Forever has been shared so many times it is now trending on twitter.
Marvel Studios also issued a statement following the passing of Chadwick.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. This bright star was taken from us far too soon!
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