Chadwick Boseman, who is best known to the Marvel Family as King T’Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther has sadly passed away at the age of 43 as confirmed today. It was revealed that Boseman had since 2016 been fighting stage III colon that progressed to stage IV. A statement was shared from Boseman’s official Twitter page confirming his passing.
Boseman passed away today in his home with his wife and family by his side. The actor became a hero on-screen just as much as he was one in real life. Boseman brought Black Panther to life in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War before starring in his own solo film. The iconic Marvel hero wasn’t the only unforgettable performance that Boseman brought to screen as his work as Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get On Up are part of his incredible legacy.
His family shared this statement through The Associated Press about Boseman’s tragic passing.
“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. 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.”
The entire The Marvel Report offer their deepest condolences to Boseman’s family and friends.