Wakanda Forever - Fans take to social media to honour Chadwick Boseman!
Photo Cred: Black Panther

In my culture, death is not the end. It’s more of a stepping off point.

 

Global (29 August 2020) – “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman died at 43 following a four-year battle with colon cancer; his representatives stated Friday night. The news was first reported by the Associated Press. The actor was diagnosed with stage-three colon cancer in 2016, according to a statement shared on his Twitter account.

Boseman was best known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures, such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017), and for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, most notably in Black Panther (2018), for which he won an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to a stage IV before 2020. Boseman had not spoken publicly about his battle with cancer. News of his death was released on August 28, 2020. During treatment (multiple surgeries and chemotherapy) he continued to work and completed filming for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and others.

Boseman died of complications related to his four-year battle with colon cancer at his home on August 28, 2020, with his wife and family by his side.

An official statement on his social media accounts 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 honour 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.”

Fans have taken to social media to honour the star:


Sources: Black Panther | Twitter 
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