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Actor Chadwick Boseman, Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’, Dies After Cancer Battle, Aged 43

(The AEGIS Alliance) – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the iconic Marvel Cinematic Universe’s noble “Black Panther” superhero, died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 43 as the result of his four-year-long battle with cancer. Boseman’s wife, relatives, and singer Taylor Simone Ledward were all by his side at the time he passed away.

Boseman’s family called him “a true fighter” and revealed he had been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. Chadwick Boseman decided not to go public with his cancer diagnosis and kept it private to only those he knew personally. The actor still kept his condition private even after skin-and-bones looking photos of himself appeared on social media.

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” a statement from his family reads, which was posted on his Instagram and Twitter.

“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 honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”

Chadwick Boseman gave credit to Denzel Washington for getting him started in acting. Washington also paid for Boseman’s college tuition for him to study at Oxford. Boseman won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble for Black Panther in 2019.

Boseman is best known for his iconic role as T’Challa in the MCU movie installments, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, but he has also had acting roles in other well-known movies. Boseman has played Black icons such as James Brown (Get on Up), Thurgood Marshall (Marshall), and Jackie Robinson (42).

He also recently starred in a Spike Lee war movie on Netflix that was released in June called Da 5 Bloods. Boseman also finished filming a movie version of a stage drama by August Wilson called Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom opposite Viola Davis that is scheduled to be released later this year.

The heartbreaking news shook his fans and friends, including Marvel co-stars who outpoured grief on social media on Friday with their tributes and condolences.

Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Kyle James Lee

Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. I studied in college for Media Arts, Game Development. Talents include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Web Design and Development, Video Production, Social Media, and eCommerce.

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