Chadwick Boseman, the super hero from the 2018 blockbuster movie, Black panther, has passed on at 43 years after his four year battle with colon cancer. He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and he battled with it till stage IV in 2020. The actor reportedly made movies in between surgeries and chemotherapy sessions.
The South Carolina born actor who is survived by his wife, and a parent died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles with his family by his side.
According to Aljazeera: “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.
“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.”
Series of tributes from world leaders, stars across Hollywood and fans alike, have been pouring in, following the death of the 43 year old. US Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 elections, Joe Biden also condoled in his tweet which read,
“The true power of @ChadwickBoseman was bigger than anything we saw on screen. From the Black Panther to Jackie Robinson, he inspired generations and showed them they can be anything they want — even super heroes. Jill and I are praying for his loved ones at this difficult time”.
Oprah Winfrey also tweeted, “What a gentle gifted soul. Showing us all that greatness in between surgeries and chemo. The courage, the strength, the power it takes to do that. This is what dignity looks like.
Fans of the black community are bemoaning the loss of Chadwick Boseman, in a year where they have already lost basketball super star, Kobe Bryant.