Some really sad news this morning as it’s been announced that US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer aged 43.
He died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side, a statement posted on social media said.
Despite starring in Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, End Game and the action thriller 21 Bridges, Boseman had been bravely fighting colon cancer for the last four years.
A statement on his Twitter account confirmed the sad news.
“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.”
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in the statement.
“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.”
Get Out director Jordan Peele called it a “crushing blow” as the news has shocked fans from all over the world, with many tributes pouring in.
Boseman most recently starred earlier this year in Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods which has won critical acclaim.
Rest in Peace young man and “Wakanda Forever”…..