Chadwick Boseman, 'Black Panther' Star, Dead at 43 Chadwick Boseman has died

Chadwick Boseman has died. He was 43. The Black Panther star died after a battle with carcinoma cancer. The news was confirmed’ on Friday.

Chadwick Boseman, 'Black Panther' Star, Dead at 43

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," his Instagram reads. "Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III carcinoma in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years because it progressed to stage IV.”

"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you a great many of the films you've got come to like such a lot. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and a number of other more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy," the statement continues. "It was the respect of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, together with his wife and family by his side. "

The statement adds that the family thanks everyone for his or her love and prayers "and asks that you simply still respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Boseman had never spoken about his diagnosis, with the news coming as a shock to several.

The actor's last Instagram was on Aug. 11, when he rejoiced over Kamala Harris being chosen’ because the Democratic vice Presidential nominee.

"YES @KamalaHarris! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #WhenWeAllVote #Vote2020," he wrote alongside a photograph of the 2.

Boseman, who played Black icons Robinson and James Brown, led Black Panther, Marvels blockbuster that broke records. The Boseman-led blockbuster become the primary superhero movie to receive an Oscar nomination within the coveted Best Picture category, and was nominated’ for seven Oscars total, including Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

The film garnered massive praise, including nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards, SAG, BAFTAs and a history-making Golden Globe nomination. (It was similarly the primary superhero movie to earn the Globes' Best Drama nomination.)

Black Panther claimed a couple of prizes along the way, too, winning the Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Visual Effects and being named one among AFI's Movies of the Year. It also won the Screen Actors Guild Awards' top film honor, winning Best Cast during a movie.


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