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Black Panther Actor Dies At 43

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Chadwick Boseman Dies in his Home

Star of Black Panther and 21 bridges Chadwick Boseman has died at his Los Angeles home. The actor is said to have been diagnosed with cancer four years ago but he decided against making the diagnosis public.

A statement posted to his social media says “Chadwick was diagnosed with stage iii cancer in 2016, and he 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.”

Boseman had starred in 42, playing the role of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. He also took the role of James Brown in “Get on Up” which was released in 2014. However, it wasn’t until he starred as T’challa in Black Panther that he gained true popularity.

He portrayed the titular character (Black Panther) in the movie, where he was the ruler of the fictional nation Wakanda. Apart from Black Panther, he played the role of T’challa in many of Marvel’s other movies which were released within that period.

Chadwick Boseman was born in 1976 in South Carolina and he attended Howard University. He went on to marry his friend and long term partner, Taylor Simon Ledward early in 2020. However, they had no children together.  The actor survived by his wife and his mother, who were said to have been by his side at the time of his passing.

Tributes have swarmed in from other actors around. Fellow Marvel Actor, Mark Ruffalo went on to say “What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all-time greats and your greatness was only beginning.”

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