Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has tragically passed away at the age of just 43. Boseman’s death news has left the cinema world stunned, and several celebrities around the world expressed sadness on the sudden death. The actor was famous for portraying Marvel Comics character, T’Challa, aka Black Panther and black icon James Brown.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
The reason behind his untimely death!
The post made on the actor’s official social media accounts mentioned that the actor died due to stage IV colon cancer. He has been battling deadly cancer for four years, but couldn’t keep up fighting on Saturday. He previously diagnosed stage III cancer back in 2016. But, with the time, cancer progressed to stage IV, which took his life.
Boseman kept secret about the diagnosis and continued working on several films, including Marshal, Da 5 Bloods, 21 Bridges, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. While he was working on films, he continued receiving treatment, including surgeries and chemotherapy. He died on August 28 at his home, where his wife and children were by his side. He dedicated his heart and soul in delivering good movies and never expressed frustration during work due to his disease.
Chadwick Boseman garnered popularity following his portrayal of Jackie Robinson in the 2013’s 42, the first African-American baseball player to play in Major Baseball League. The sad part is, Boseman died on a day when MBL was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day. He then achieved more prominence in Hollywood after portraying Thurgood Marshall in 2017’s Marshall and, ultimately, after portraying Black Panther.
Even though he never publicized his health situation, fans were concerned over the years due to his significant weight loss. Every fan around the world is in a state of shock and in numerous tributes have been pouring across the globe. Several actors and filmmakers with who he had worked with have expressed grievance through social media. They have come forward and praised how good and genuine person he was.
I’m absolutely devastated. This is beyond heartbreaking.
Chadwick was special. A true original. He was a deeply committed and constantly curious artist. He had so much amazing work still left to create. I’m endlessly grateful for our friendship. Rest in power, King💙 pic.twitter.com/oBERXlw66Z
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 29, 2020
All I have to say is the tragedies amassing this year have only been made more profound by the loss of #ChadwickBoseman. What a man, and what an immense talent. Brother, you were one of the all time greats and your greatness was only beginning. Lord love ya. Rest in power, King.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 29, 2020
His last film would be Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which will release later in 2020 in Netflix.