Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther succumbs to cancer aged 43

Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther succumbs to cancer aged 43

Tributes and condolences have been flooding in for American actor Chadwick Boseman. The Black Panther star has lost his four year battle with cancer.

American actor, Chadwick Boseman has lost his four year battle with colon cancer. Best known for his role as Black Panther in Marvel’s movie universe, Boseman touched the hearts of many. Countless stories reveal that the actor carried himself with the same grace and dignity off-screen as he portrayed as King T’Challa on-screen.

Boseman’s death was confirmed via a statement posted to the actor’s official twitter account in the early hours of this morning. The statement reveals that the actor died peacefully with his wife and family at his side.

Fans had recently expressed concern for the Black Panther star when images appeared in the media showing that the once muscular actor had suffered severe weight loss. We now know that Boseman was diagnosed in 2016 with stage three colon cancer that progressed to stage four. The actor never publicised his condition.

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Throughout those four years Boseman continued to work, reaching the pinnacle of his career with the release of Black Panther in 2018. In the film the actor plays T’Challa, the eventual king of the fictional country of Wakanda. Boseman became an icon for people of colour across the globe for his portrayal as a strong, kind, and dignified leader.

Chadwick Boseman has died aged 43. A king in the hearts of many.

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