Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of the movie ‘Black Panther’ has died after battling colon cancer. According to a statement posted on his Instagram, Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.
He died at home with his family and wife by his side. He was 43.
"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."
With his role as King T'Challa in the boundary-breaking film "Black Panther," he became a global icon and an inspiring symbol of Black power. That role was the “honor of Bosema’s career”, the statement said.
Last year Boseman announced he was going to play African samurai in the film Yasuke with De Luca Productions, a project that never came to life…