WAKANDA FOREVER, Best known for his role of Black Panther, the king of Wakanda in a superhit Marvel Franchise has passed away at the age of 43 of colon cancer. As per a statement on social media, he passed away at his home in Los Angeles with his family by his side. Boseman had been fighting colon cancer since the past four years but the information regarding this wasn’t made public. This sudden news has left the film world and his fans shocked and in disbelief.
A post from the verified account of Chadwick Boseman read, “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.”
WAKANDA FOREVER, Boseman was recognized distinguishingly by the audience when he played real-life figures like Jackie Robinson, the baseball great in the 2013 film 42 and soul singer James Brown in the 2014 film Get on Up. However, he’ll be best remembered for his blockbuster movie of 2018 Black Panther. Here Boseman starred as the ruler of a fictional African nation, Wakanda, with the most advance technologies on earth.
In addition to being acclaimed critically and collecting more than $1.3 billion at box offices around the world, the film was widely viewed as a cultural, milestone as it was directed by a black director Ryan Coogler and had a largely black cast. Black Panther was the first superhero movie to get the best picture nomination at the Oscars. He also essayed the same role in a number of Marvel movies like Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. A sequel of the Black Panther was in works and it was set to come out in 2022.
The news of Boseman’s death was a shock for the public as his cancer diagnosis was never discussed publicly. WAKANDA FOREVER, Although his fans had started having concerns regarding his health since the past few years due to his noticeable weight loss. Tributes and condolences to his family have flooded the internet as his co-actors, production houses and his fans, in general, mourn the loss.
Marvel Studios have written on Twitter- “Our hearts are broken and our thoughts are with Chadwick Boseman’s family. Your legacy will live on forever. Rest In Peace.” Other famous personalities like Nia DaCosta, Chris Evans, Martin Luther King III etc. have poured their grief on Twitter.