The star of the ground-breaking superhero movie “Black Panther’, Chadwick Boseman has died from colon cancer.
This was revealed by his publicist while speaking with AFP on Friday. His demise was also announced on his social media page few hours ago.
Boseman left Fans worried after sharing a new video on Instagram about Covid-19 donation in April 2020, his fans got worried over his dramatic weight loss more than the important message he was sharing in the video and they were commenting on his physical transformation.
His weight loss was presumed to be caused by his recent projects, it’s not uncommon for actors to lose (or gain) big amounts of weight for certain roles, and some transformations end up being too drastic. In Chadwick Boseman’s case, the difference was very evident.
It was learnt that the movie star, Boseman who was in his 40s had not publicly discussed his condition — which was first diagnosed in 2016 — and continued to work on major Hollywood films.
His publicist in a statement posted to Boseman’s social media accounts said “It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,”.
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“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”
Boseman became the first black superhero to get his own standalone film in the record-breaking Marvel franchise with 2018’s “Black Panther.”
The movie, set in the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda, was adored by critics and audiences, becoming the first comic book film to be nominated for best picture at the Oscars and grossing over $1 billion worldwide.
Earlier in his career, Boseman played black icons Jackie Robinson in “42” and James Brown in “Get on Up.”
He recently appeared in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” and was set to appear in a sequel to “Black Panther” due in 2022.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all” and filmed projects “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy,” the family’s statement said.