SportyWap News records that Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman died at the age of 43 after a four year colon cancer battle.
Early on in his career, Boseman played black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before gaining fame in the Marvel cinematic universe as the regal Black Panther.
The Black Panther star died with his wife and family by his side at home in Los Angeles, the United States, his publicist Nicki Fioravante said.
A message on his official Twitter account 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 four 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 honour of his career to bring King TChalla to life in Black Panther.”.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020