Chadwick Boseman of ‘Black Panther’ fame passes away due to cancer

American actor Chadwick Boseman passed away at the age of 43, after a four-year-long battle with colon cancer. The news was confirmed through the actor’s Twitter account where the Marvel star’s family released a statement. Boseman had kept his illness under wraps but had drawn concerns about his health in the past after a major weight loss.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. 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 honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the statement read.

Source: The News