Chadwick Boseman, famous for playing the role of “Black Panther” has died at age 43 after a battle with colon cancer
According to TMZ his family released a statement, saying “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the tragic 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.”
They continue that “it was the honor 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”
Chadwick, who most famously brought the first black Marvel superhero to life in “Black Panther” along with a string of ‘Avengers’ movies was no stranger to giving life to iconic roles. Boseman as play roles and star as Jackie Robinson and James Brown.
Chadwick was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016 and never spoken publicly about his diagnosis.